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LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton (2001)

This documentary follows a Mississippi Delta school district and a single Delta family as they struggle against the crippling effects of poverty in the wake of more than one hundred years of slavery.

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This documentary follows a Mississippi Delta school district and a single Delta family as they struggle against the crippling effects of poverty in the wake of more than one hundred years of slavery.

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The Look, the Feel of Cotton, the Fabric of Our Lives.
1 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Lalee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton" was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Feature category in 2001 and that was well-deserved. This film shows the trials and tribulations of one African-American family that tries to overcome 100 plus years of past slavery in Mississippi. The titled character, an elderly woman with many kin-folks that live with or near her, tells a heart-breaking story of life, loss and future uncertainties. A wonderful and important slice of life from film-makers Susan Fromke and Deborah Dickson paints a picture of a southern state in the U.S. that still seems to be reeling from old mistakes this nation has made. Near excellent in every way. 4.5 out of 5 stars.


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