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A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by Kenny Leon
United States, 2008


After moving to Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s, a black family struggles to deal with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better life. Adapted for the screen from Lorraine Hansberry’s play, this is a moving portrait of dreams deferred.

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A Raisin in the Sun Directed by Kenny Leon

Awards & Festivals

Directors Guild of America

2009 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television/Miniseries

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2009 | Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Golden Globes (USA)

2009 | Nominee: Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

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