“Our country is experiencing a moment of honest reckoning, one that has been a long time building. To understand the enormity of this moment, one needs only to turn to the American South for the living, breathing memory of the struggle for civil rights.”
Earlier this year, we partnered with The Nation on a documentary film that tells the story of two groups (adult magazine readers and junior high school students) as they travel the American South and learn about the history of the civil rights movement firsthand. In this short excerpt, we meet Sylvester Hoover, a former sharecropper who was born and raised in the same town where Emmett Till was tortured and lynched.
Link in our bio to check out the corresponding article on The Nation, written by André Robert Lee. The full documentary will be released in the fall.
Direction & Cinematography: Brendan Hall, Kaliya Warren
Editing: Kaliya Warren
Executive Producer: André Robert Lee
Producer: Graham Raubvogel
Production Coordinator: Remi Reinlib
Music Composed by: Jimmie E. Williams
Colorist: Malika Franklin
Sound Designer: Evan Joseph
Location Sound Mixer: Nick Heppding