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Greensboro : closer to the truth

Author: Adam Zucker
Publisher: New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2009.
Series: Filmakers Library online.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This documentary explores the Greensboro Massacre of 1979 and its aftermath. Members of the Communist Workers Party massed for a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, North Carolina when a caravan of Ku Klux Klan and American Nazis arrived. As the police assigned to protect the rally inexplicably disappeared, the Klansmen opened fire, killing five demonstrators and injuring eleven others. Now, a quarter of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Zucker
OCLC Number: 780755925
Language Note: English.
Notes: Originally released as DVD.
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011).
Awards: Boulder Film Festival, 2008
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 2007
Screening, Film Society of Lincoln Center, 2007
South by South West Festival, 2007
Target Audience: For College; Adult audiences.
Description: 1 online resource (video file (59 min.)) : sound, color.
Series Title: Filmakers Library online.
Responsibility: by Adam Zucker.

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This documentary explores the Greensboro Massacre of 1979 and its aftermath. Members of the Communist Workers Party massed for a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, North Carolina when a caravan of Ku Klux Klan and American Nazis arrived. As the police assigned to protect the rally inexplicably disappeared, the Klansmen opened fire, killing five demonstrators and injuring eleven others. Now, a quarter of a century later, the survivors have finally come upon a way to get to the heart of what really happened by mounting a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2004-2006). The film focuses on five of the survivors of the attack, examining the paths they have taken since 1979. These activists have each struggled to stay true to their ideals. Two of the Klan figures -- one a former Grand Dragon who is now repentant, the other still an Imperial Wizard and staunchly unrepentant -- weave their own interpretation on the events and their aftermath. They all converge at the Truth Commission, the first time such an initiative has been utilized in the United States. Against the backdrop of a city which would largely like to forget the attack and pretend it never occurred, the participants come together exploring possibilities of truth, understanding, and forgiveness.

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