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October 23, 2012: Briscoe Center
Briscoe Center's When I Rise Honored At International Filmmaker Festival
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February 7, 2011: The New York Times
With a Voice and a Spirit, Triumphing Over Racism
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February 2011: j.b. spins
A Diva's Story: When I Rise
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November 2010: SXSWorld
The Power of Music Endures in Two Acclaimed Documentaries
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August 2010: The Independent Critic
"When I Rise" Review
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June 23, 2010: East Texas Review
When I Rise – Texas native Barbara Smith-Conrad’s road to stardom
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June 13, 2010: Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune
Whatley hosts documentary Friday about opera singer who overcame discrimination
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May 10, 2010: "The More the Merrier" (TmTm) Arts Radio - YouTube Channel
Barbara Smith Conrad at Hot Docs 2010
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May 7, 2010: All Time Coloratura
Opera Movie: When I Rise, featuring Barbara Smith Conrad
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May 7, 2010: "The More the Merrier" (TmTm) Arts Radio
Negro Girl Withdrawn From UT Opera Cast
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April 27, 2010: Toronto Film Scene
Hot Docs 2010: Inspirational Film Subjects to Attend Screenings
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April 26, 2010: CHINO KINO
Film subjects attend Hot Docs screenings
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March 31, 2010: Dallas Morning News
Dallas International Film Festival adds documentaries
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March 30, 2010: Dallas International Film Festival (Facebook page)
The Dallas International Film Festival: Announcing five additional documentaries
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March 25, 2010: East Texas Review
Gracefully inspired
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March 22, 2010: Cinematical
SXSW Review: When I Rise
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March 19, 2010: PBS
Interview: Barbara Smith Conrad; Opera Singer
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March 19, 2010: The Gilmer Mirror
Camp County diva Conrad honored by documentary
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March 17, 2010: Texas Public Radio News (Two Interviews)
- Barbara Conrad talks to Nathan Cone about the film When I Rise
- Nathan Cone interviews When I Rise Director Mat Hames and Executive Producer Dr. Don Carleton of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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March 17, 2010: Busted Halo
SXSW 2010: Reconciliation Along the Red Carpet
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March 16, 2010: The Austin Post
SXSW Film Day 3 at the Paramount: Three Documentaries and Almost Two Narrative Features
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March 16, 2010: Austin Chronicle
SXSW Film Reviews
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March 15, 2010: Texas Exes
'When I Rise' Makes Emotional Impact At South By Southwest
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March 15, 2010: AUstin Movie Blog - Austin360.com
SXSW live review: “When I Rise”
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March 15, 2010: Community Impact
Local director highlights Austin’s civil rights era tension
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March 15, 2010: KVUE.com
Film documents singer's triumph over racism on UT campus
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March 12, 2010: Texas Excess
Barbara Smith Conrad Documentary 'When I Rise' To Premier At Paramount Theater
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March 12, 2010: Television interview on KEYE Channel 42 Austin
Interview with Barbara Smith Conrad at 4PM

March 11, 2010: The Black Faculty and Staff Association
(The University of Texas at Austin)

“When I Rise” Barbara Smith Conrad Documentary Featured at SXSW
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March 11, 2010: Austin American Statesman
Austin filmmaker gives life to singer's story
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March 10, 2010: Radio Interview on KOOP 91.7 FM Austin
Interview with When I Rise director Mat Hames on Inner Views with Abigail Mahnke
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