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Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story
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directed by Raymond De Felitta, fl. 2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 32 mins
In 1965, filmmaker Frank De Felitta filmed a documentary focused on changing times in the American South, particularly the tension-fraught Mississippi Delta. The film was broadcast on NBC News in May of 1966 and outraged many Southern viewers, in part because it included an extraordinary scene featuring a local Af...
directed by Raymond De Felitta, fl. 2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 32 mins
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How To Become Sheriff... when born poor and black in segregated Mississippi
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directed by Donald Blank (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 53 mins
For two centuries, Mississippi blacks have had to endure slavery, poverty, discrimination, and violence. Finally in the 1960's, the civil rights campaign in the South brought real change. Mississippi now has thirteen elected black sheriffs. This film tells the story of one of them: Sheriff Frank Davis and how he g...
directed by Donald Blank (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 53 mins
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Landscapes of the Heart: The Elizabeth Spencer Story
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directed by Rebecca Cerese; produced by Sharon Swanson, fl. 2014 and Rebecca Cerese, Catfish Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2014), 59 mins
“Landscapes of the Heart: The Elizabeth Spencer Story” is a documentary film offering a window into an extraordinary author's life and work, viewed through the prism of her Southern lineage. It features archival photography and film clips, re-enactments, and interviews with many of today’s most important wri...
directed by Rebecca Cerese; produced by Sharon Swanson, fl. 2014 and Rebecca Cerese, Catfish Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2014), 59 mins
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Mississippi: Power of Place
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produced by Rosemary Moritz, Fat Tuesday Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 40 mins
The culture of the South nourishes its artists through close family ties, religion, music and a strong sense of history. Mississippi, for example, has always been known for its rich literary and brilliant musical heritage even though it also has the highest illiteracy rate of any state. It's been the home of Willi...
produced by Rosemary Moritz, Fat Tuesday Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 40 mins
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This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer
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directed by Robin N. Hamilton, fl. 2001-2015 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2015), 26 mins
In Ruleville, Mississippi in 1961, summers were scorching, cotton was still king, and African Americans were shackled to white intimidation, poverty and cruel injustice. Fannie Lou Hamer, a middle aged sharecropper living on a sprawling plantation, had known no other way. But that all changed when anger, fate and...
directed by Robin N. Hamilton, fl. 2001-2015 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2015), 26 mins
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Delta Jews
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directed by Mike DeWitt; produced by Mike DeWitt (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 56 mins
For over a century, the largely rural region of the Mississippi delta has been home to a thriving Jewish community, rooted generations-deep in its rich soil. Jews became an integral part of delta life, forging a hybrid identity that was deeply Jewish and distinctively Southern. Their numbers have dwindled in recen...
directed by Mike DeWitt; produced by Mike DeWitt (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 56 mins
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