Thursday, October 1st 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy welcomes documentary filmmaker, professor and journalist June Cross. She uses her skill to “tell stories about the people other people think don’t matter.” She’s a tenured professor at the Columbia Journalism School and has done a substantial amount of work with PBS’ NewsHour. We’ll discuss her 2009 documentary, The Old Man And The Storm. She follows the extraordinary story of the the Gettridge family. Cross and many other media outlets met Herbert Gettridge when he was 82-years-old and mired in the epic destruction of Hurricane Katrina and the levee failure. Mr. Gettridge worked tirelessly – and mostly alone – to reconstruct his him in the Lower Ninth Ward. Cross records Mr. Gettridge’s monumental effort and gets his commentary on the state of the recovery in New Orleans. It’s easily once of the best films made on Katrina. We look forward to hearing her views on ten years of reconstruction in the Crescent City.
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