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Spring 2013 February 18 in Gibsons SPECIAL EVENT celebrating Black History Month
Canada 2012, 78 minutes, documentary.
Director: Paul Saltzman
SPECIAL EVENT: Guest TBA
In 1965, 21-year-old Torontonian Paul Saltzman volunteered as a civil rights worker in Mississippi, helping disadvantaged sharecroppers register to vote. Posted to one of the toughest segregationist towns, he was assaulted by a group of young men led by Byron “Delay” De La Beckwith, Jr., the son of the man convicted of murdering civil rights activist Medgar Evers. In 2007 Saltzman returned to meet with the unregenerate, racist Klansman. Saltzman’s talks with De La Beckwith form the backbone of this compelling and most personal documentary.
In trying to discover if anything has changed in the New South, Saltzman interviews a wide variety of people, from Mississippi native Morgan Freeman to Harry Belafonte.
Guests: Adelene de soul poet will introduce Black History Month and announce coast events. Raj Gil, from the BC Network for Compassionate Communicationl will lead a discussion on non-violent communication following the film.
The Last White Knight: Back to Greenwood, Miss., without judgment. Review in The Globe and Mail by Johanna Schneller, September 2012.
Official selection: Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival
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