Documentary, Politics, African American I USA, 2022, 90 min.
LOWNDES COUNTY AND THE ROAD TO BLACK POWER
In 1960, Lowndes County, Alabama was a rural, impoverished town with a vicious history of racist terrorism. Eighty percent Black with no Black voters, the county served as a launching pad for a movement that brought together men and women, Black and White, the quiet warriors, and the crusaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), among others. The story is told by the people who were there at the time, who share their personal anecdotes of that tumultuous time, lending an uncommon intimacy and authenticity to this historical documentary. Tribeca Film Festival.
Speakers and discussion with all screenings.
“Gandbhir and Pollard are able to lay their hands on some startling footage but paint an equally vivid picture around it as they interview those that are still standing today in Lowndes, no doubt because they stood up for themselves.” –Movable Feast
“Immensely edifying, with a copious amount of vivid archival footage and interviews with Lowndes County residents both Black and white, as well as activists and historians.” –The Wrap
Sam Pollard & Geeta Gandbhir