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Show Me A Hero DVD

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In an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future. From creator David Simon (HBO's Treme and The Wire) and director Paul Haggis (Crash), and based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, the six-part HBO Miniseries presentation Show Me a Hero explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, NY.

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All six episodes from the series based on the book by Lisa Belkin and true events that took place in 1980s Yonkers. Oscar Isaac stars as Nick Wasicsko, Yonkers' youngest ever mayoral candidate who oversees the conflict that arises from both the city council and white residents as a result of his proposal to desegregate public housing. Forced to make a U-turn on his election manifesto, Wasicsko must convince those around him to support his public housing bid whilst trying to keep his political credibility intact. The cast also includes Alfred Molina, Catherine Keener and Winona Ryder. Oscar Isaac won a Golden Globe for his performance.

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