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South

Direction
Year
1999
Country
  • Belgium
  • France
Runtime
71min
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Documentary filmmaker Chantal Akerman traveled to the American South to make a film on life in the land that informed and influenced William Faulkner and James Baldwin, but shortly after she arrived, a shocking story began to dominate the headlines. In Jasper, Texas, James Byrd Jr., an African-American man, was brutally beaten by three white men, and then chained to the back of a truck and dragged three miles to his death. The focus of Akerman's film shifted dramatically, and South explores the reactions of people in Jasper to the this heinous crime, ranging from an emotional memorial service at a black church to a local lawman who wants people to know race is not a problem in Jasper, at least not compared to the economy. The film also looks into the actions of organized hate groups and the impact racism has had on this community in the past.


Claire Atherton, editor, introduces the film:

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Details

  • Original Title
    Sud
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Chantal Akerman
  • Cinematography
    Rémon Fromont
  • Editing
    Claire Atherton
  • Runtime
    71 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    1999
  • Country
    • Belgium
    • France
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Cannes Film Festival
    • Marseille International Film Festival
    • Jerusalem Film Festival
    • Toronto International Film Festival
    • Edinburgh International Film Festival
    • Festival Dei Popoli

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