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A look at three U.S. cities, which were part of many communities that violently forced African American families to flee in post-reconstruction America. | Full synopsis »
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 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 29 January 2007)

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Directed by
Marco Williams 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Maia Harris  co-writer

Produced by
Whitney Dow .... executive producer
Maia Harris .... co-producer
Shukree Tilghman .... producer
Marco Williams .... producer
Original Music by
David Murray 
Cinematography by
Stephen McCarthy 
Film Editing by
Kathryn Barnier 
Sound Department
Rob Daly .... sound effects editor
Richard Fairbanks .... sound re-recording mixer
Editorial Department
Ari Bassin-Hill .... assistant editor
Paul Docherty .... post-production: animation
Jon Fordham .... colorist
Peter Haas .... technical consultant: editing
Florence Holdeman .... assistant editor
Music Department
Anne Pope .... music editor
Other crew
DeWanda Wise .... voices

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An Eye Opening Program, 6 April 2008
Author: pretty_womant39 from United States

One of the most interesting "history" lessons I've viewed on television. Who knew? I have been sharing the information with friends, relatives and those in my address book. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. My thanks to Mr. Williams and Independent Lens for the production. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any future listings in our area. I would like to include a copy of the program in my collection of history programs. Banished, unfortunately, was publicized enough for the viewers to realize what was being shown and how it is embedded in America's history. This isn't just a program to be shown during Black History month but should be made available for students to see as part of their education any time of the year. Again, kudos to PBS and Marco Williams and ILP.

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