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Two Towns of Jasper (2002)

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 ... 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 <jackb@imdb.com>

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13 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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A Texas Murder in Black and White See more »

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Jasper, Texas, USA

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1 August 2007 | by heatherfeather-2See all my reviews

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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