Monday, March 26, 2007

Freedom River

Orson Welles narrates this 1971 animated story about a special river of freedom. Note the street artist along the river.

There once was discovered a land where freedom flowed like a clear, fresh stream..............


  1. It seems we, as Amercans, were much more aware in the past than we are now...such a sad state of affairs...
    We should have listened to those who who stood up and were aware, just as we should today, for tomorrow will be far worse than today.

  2. This fim is remarkable! See you soon Suvo!

  3. Anonymous12 July, 2008

    Freedom River is getting way more attention now than it did when I wrote the screenplay. Here’s how the film came to life.
    Over several of years, Bosustow Films, a small studio I occasionally wrote films for, had asked Orson Welles, then living in Paris, to narrate one of their films. He never responded.
    When I finished the Freedom River script, we sent it to him together with a portable reel to reel tape recorder and a sizable check and crossed our fingers.
    He either was desperate for money or (I would rather believe) something in it touched him because two weeks later we got the reel back with the narration word for word and we were on our way.
    Joseph C. Cavella