• Investigating, Explaining, and Exposing the Racial Past in the Present: The Possibilities of Documentary Film

    Author(s):
    Mark Patrick Georrge, Dana Williams (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Racism, American Civil War (United States , Documentary films, Sociology, Culture
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    documentary films, social justice, US racial politics, Race and film
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/91sm-wr43
    Abstract:
    We made a documentary film called Southern Discomfort about Civil War reenactments in the US South, in order to understand the complicated relationship between historic Southern culture and the still-racialized present (figure 5.4.1). Please see list of website resources at the end of this reading for a link to the documentary. The South—as well as the rest of the United States—has never had a true reconciliation for past racial crimes like Native American genocide and African slavery, and we wanted to explore what that looked like in our backyard in southern Georgia. This reading describes the personal and political motivations for this documentary, how we made it, and how others can replicate this approach where they live.
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