Get on Up


You know him by many names: “Mr. Dynamite,” “The Godfather of Soul,” “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.” But now get to know the man behind the legend. Born dirt-poor in South Carolina in the middle of the Great Depression in 1933, James Brown survived a young life of abandonment, abuse, reform school, jail. Nobody ever taught him the rules. So he was destined from the start to break them.

Damaris produced a video feature and a Discussion Guide.

With clips from the film and comments from the stars this video explores the many challenges James Brown faced, and invites us all to consider how we might overcome obstacles in our own lives in order to find our place in society.

If you need to view this video offline, please email and we will provide you with a download.

The Discussion Guide is designed to accompany the video feature above. It contains background information on the film and questions for discussion, providing all you need for an enjoyable and enriching cinema experience.