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Kannapolis, N.C. (1941)

| Documentary | 1941 (USA)
This is a film showing mostly silent street scenes of the people of Kannapolis, North Carolina in 1941. There is no narrative and the filmmaker H. Lee Waters apparently stands on street ... See full synopsis »

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H. Lee Waters
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This is a film showing mostly silent street scenes of the people of Kannapolis, North Carolina in 1941. There is no narrative and the filmmaker H. Lee Waters apparently stands on street corners filming passersby. There are a few color segments and for an unknown reason, Waters runs some scenes backwards. About one half of the film features the White residents, while the remainder focuses on African-Americans. One particularly striking scene shows children outside of a school doing what appears to be the Pledge of Allegiance to U.S. flag while holding their right arms outstretched not unlike the Nazi salute. Only at the end of the segment do we see they have their palms turned upward. This film is currently (June 2011) available on YouTube in two parts. It has been named to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

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English

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Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA

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Silent
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