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Two Towns of Jasper [electronic resource]

directed & produced by Whitney Dow and Marco Williams ; co-producers, Jennifer Latham and Steven Miller ; produced for the Independent Television Service in association with the National Black Programming Consortium ; produced by Two Tone Productions, Inc
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
A documentary about the trials of the three men implicated in the murder of James Byrd, Jr. Byrd was beaten, chained to a pickup truck, and dragged to death in Jasper, Tex. on June 7, 1998. Through interviews, this film examines the effect that the murder and the trials had on the townspeople and race relations within the town. Black townspeople were filmed and interviewed by a Black crew and Whites by a White crew.
Director
Whitney Dow; Marco Williams
Release Date
2002
Run Time
85 min.
Language
English
Notes
Originally broadcast in 2002.
Related Title
POV (Television program)
Series
VIVA PBS Streaming Video Collection
VIVA Streaming Video Collection
Credits
Film editor, Melissa Neidich ; cinematographers, Jonathan Weaver, Steven Miller.
Published
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 2002]
Publisher no.
pbs_amo1512 PBS Video
Access Restriction
Digital content license from PBS Video, [2005] ; available to 2005 VIVA member institutions.
Related Resources
More information on this video:
Description
1 streaming video file (85 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
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