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History brought to the viewer in a profoundly beautiful enactment ...
on August 11, 2015
A rare bit of film making intended to animate the story of "separate but equal," from first instances and particular people's involvement to historic legislation to who really won or achieved some kind of social victory. I'm not a great one for reading history but like many people learned far more about the Civil War from Ken Burns ... though not enough of the full story of the Roosevelts and the European Jews in that Burns' documentary. So my quest for historical understanding often comes from the artistry of enactments and dramatists and actors. This particular film is amazing. I experienced the convergence of historical opportunities and felt the frustration of all that could be realized was still inadequate. Does this make sense to you? I don't know but I have watched this several times, often with others who also found a reality here on film, this film, that books and teachers were unable to make happen. I think this is a valuable film ... this dvd is the replacement for a much used vhs tape because I knew this needed to stay in my library.