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Theme: Screening

Screening - Slavery by Another Name (2012) *, Sam Pollard
Thursday, March 9th, 2017
3:00 p.m. - Warner Bros. Theater

Slavery by Another Name recounts how in the years following the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South, keeping hundreds of thousands of African Americans in bondage, trapping them in a brutal system that would persist until the onset of World War II. Based on Douglas Blackmon’s research, Slavery by Another Name spans eight decades, from 1865 to 1945, revealing the interlocking forces in both the South and the North that enabled this “neoslavery” to begin and persist. Using archival photographs and dramatic re-enactments filmed on location in Alabama and Georgia, it tells the forgotten stories of both victims and perpetrators of neoslavery and includes interviews with their descendants living today. Features a discussion with filmmaker Sam Pollard and writer Sheila Curran Bernard.

Speakers

Sam Pollard, Filmmaker