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Title Greensboro [videorecording] : closer to the truth / Longnook Pictures ; produced, directed and edited by Adam Zucker.
Publisher New York : Filmakers Library, [2009?]
LOCATION CALL NUMBER / HOLDINGS STATUS
 Media/Videos  HN79.N83 G74 2009  AVAILABLE
Descript 1 videodisc (ca. 83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note DVD.
Title from container.
Includes interviews with/appearances by: Signe Waller (writer, activist), Nelson Johnson (Local leader, Communist Workers Party), Marty Nathan (physician, activist), Virgil Griffin (Imperial Wizard, Ku Klux Klan member since 1963), Willena Cannon (activist), Gorrell Pierce (Grand Dragon, Federated Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, 1970's), Paul Bermanzohn (psychiatrist, activist), Jim Melvin (Greensboro Mayor, 1971-1981), Florence Gatten (Councilwoman), Roland Wayne Wood (former local leader, Nazi Party).
Director of photography, Scott Anger ; story editor, Richard Hankin ; music, Sheldon Mirowitz.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Summary With original footage and interviews of survivors, witnesses, and participants, this film details the story of the 1979 Greensboro Massacre, in which Klansman shot, wounded and killed various members of a protesting Communist Workers Party in broad daylight on a city street. This was eventually addressed in 2006, through the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission within the U.S., which charged police complicity in the murders through their inaction, and their failure to provide equal protection. The film explores the meaning, repercussions, and unanswered questions of this crime, and its connection to the larger struggle of social reform.
Note "An 58-minute version is also available"--Filmakers Library website.
Publication date from publishers website.
Subject Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) -- North Carolina -- Greensboro -- History -- 20th century.
Greensboro Truth & Reconciliation Commission.
Riots -- North Carolina -- Greensboro -- History -- 20th century.
Massacres -- North Carolina -- Greensboro -- History -- 20th century.
Communist Workers Party (U.S.)
Racism -- North Carolina -- Greensboro.
Greensboro (N.C.) -- History.
Alt Author Zucker, Adam, Director, Producer.
Waller, Signe, 1938- Interviewee.
Johnson, Nelson, Interviewee.
Griffin, Virgil, Interviewee.
Cannon, Willena, Interviewee.
Pierce, Gorrell, Interviewee.
Nathan, Marty, Interviewee.
Bermanzohn, Paul C., 1949- Interviewee.
Melvin, Jim, 1933-
Gatten, Florence, Interviewee.
Wood, Roland Wayne, Interviewee.
Anger, Scott.
Hankin, Richard.
Mirowitz, Sheldon.
Longnook Pictures (Firm)
Filmakers Library, inc.
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