Using two separate filmmaking teams (an all-white crew filming white residents and an all-black camera crew filming black residents), Two Towns of Jasper captures very different racial ...
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In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it ... See full summary »
Jeffrey W. Byrd
Roy T. Anderson,
Ricky Jason and Eric "Spurgen" Brown produce a compelling, more personal account of the life of James Byrd, Jr. Unlike other previously released TV and film adaptations, the award-winning ... See full summary »
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Using two separate filmmaking teams (an all-white crew filming white residents and an all-black camera crew filming black residents), Two Towns of Jasper captures very different racial views by townsfolk in Jasper, Texas, the location for a racially motivated murder of an African American in 1998.Written by
I recently had the chance to watch this Documentary in my college Sociology class and I have to say it's one of the best films I've seen in my life. I was aware that Racism was still running rampant through our country, but never to this extent. I never realized that men like James Byrd Jr. were still brutally murdered just because they happened to be a different race than someone else.
Thankfully they don't show any pictures of James's body, but some of the descriptions people give are a bit grisly. I felt a little sick just imagining some of the things he had to go through. Other than that though, it's a beautifully done film and I think that it should be required that all college students view it at one time or another.
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