RMPBS Free Community Cinema: Banished
2007, 90 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: African-American, Documentary, Educational, Historic, Social Issues
Get a sneak preview of an upcoming episode in PBS’s Emmy-winning series Independent Lens and gain a whole new perspective on the world—not only through the viewfinders of some of today’s most gifted documentarians but also through the eyes of the community members who serve as panelists for the lively, in-depth discussions that follow. Sponsored by Rocky Mountain PBS and Independent Television Service (ITVS) Community Cinema.
FREE tickets are available ONE hour before showtime at the Box Office.
Wednesday, January 30 - 7:00pm
How did three U.S. towns make African Americans disappear? Marco Williams, award-winning filmmaker of "Two Towns of Jasper," visits some of the whitest counties in the country to confront the legacy of "banishment" - a wave of racial purging that tore through the South 100 years ago. Williams sits down with KKK leaders, white residents of these all white communities, as well as descendants of the banished alike, opening the wounds of history. Will he help these communities heal? Is reconciliation possible? Or reparations? Or both?
DIRECTOR: Marco Williams