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Sounder is a 1972 film which tells the story of an African-American sharecropper[?] family in Louisiana in the 1930s who must struggle when the father is sent to prison. It stars Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks[?], Carmen Mathews[?], Taj Mahal[?] and Eric Hooks[?].

The movie was written by William H. Armstrong[?] and Lonne Elder[?], and directed by Martin Ritt[?].

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Winfield), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Cicely Tyson), Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. 0064400204 Sounder was followed in 1976 by a sequel, Sounder, Part 2[?].

Before the movie, Sounder was a book. ISBN 0064400204

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