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Greensboro : closer to the truth

Author: Adam ZuckerSigne WallerNelson JohnsonVirgil GriffinWillena CannonAll authors
Publisher: New York : Filmakers Library, [2009?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With original footage and interviews of survivors, witnesses, and participants, this film details the story of the 1979 Greensboro Massacre, in which Klansman shot, wounded and killed various members of a protesting Communist Workers Party in broad daylight on a city street. This was eventually addressed in 2006, through the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission within the U.S., which charged police complicity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Feature films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Zucker; Signe Waller; Nelson Johnson; Virgil Griffin; Willena Cannon; Gorrell Pierce; Marty Nathan; Paul C Bermanzohn; Jim Melvin; Florence Gatten; Roland Wayne Wood; Scott Anger; Richard Hankin; Sheldon Mirowitz; Longnook Pictures (Firm); Filmakers Library, inc.
OCLC Number: 792737768
Notes: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
"An 58-minute version is also available"--Filmakers Library website.
Publication date from publishers website.
Credits: Director of photography, Scott Anger ; story editor, Richard Hankin ; music, Sheldon Mirowitz.
Performer(s): Includes interviews with/appearances by: Signe Waller (writer, activist), Nelson Johnson (Local leader, Communist Workers Party), Marty Nathan (physician, activist), Virgil Griffin (Imperial Wizard, Ku Klux Klan member since 1963), Willena Cannon (activist), Gorrell Pierce (Grand Dragon, Federated Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, 1970's), Paul Bermanzohn (psychiatrist, activist), Jim Melvin (Greensboro Mayor, 1971-1981), Florence Gatten (Councilwoman), Roland Wayne Wood (former local leader, Nazi Party).
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Closer to the truth
Responsibility: Longnook Pictures ; produced, directed and edited by Adam Zucker.

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With original footage and interviews of survivors, witnesses, and participants, this film details the story of the 1979 Greensboro Massacre, in which Klansman shot, wounded and killed various members of a protesting Communist Workers Party in broad daylight on a city street. This was eventually addressed in 2006, through the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission within the U.S., which charged police complicity in the murders through their inaction, and their failure to provide equal protection. The film explores the meaning, repercussions, and unanswered questions of this crime, and its connection to the larger struggle of social reform.

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