1419

Greensboro: Closer to the Truth

A film about the first Truth and Reconcilation Commission in the U.S. (Greensboro, NC 2004-2006)
Website
Official Website
Watch

Overview

Genre
Contemporary Issues, History, Minorities, and Politics
Synopsis

Greensboro: Closer to the Truth chronicles the Greensboro Massacre of 1979, in which the Ku Klux Klan murdered five members of the Communist Workers Party. Despite extensive television footage of the attack, no one was ever convicted. The film reconnects 25 years later with the players in this tragedy-- widowed and wounded survivors, along with their attackers – and chronicles how their lives have evolved in the long aftermath of the killings. All converge when the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission ever held in the United States is convened in Greensboro from 2004-2006 to investigate the Massacre. As the Commission struggles to uncover what actually happened and why, the participants confront the truth of their past, and struggle with the possibility of hope and redemption.

Stage
finished
Running time
83 and 58 minutes

Credits

  • Adam Zucker ... Director, Producer, Editor
  • Scott Anger ... Director of Photography
  • Sheldon Mirowitz ... Composer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Longnook Pictures
Country
United States
Years of Production
2003-2006
Locations
Greensboro, NC

Distribution Details

Release year
2007
Festivals
SXSW, Full Frame, Nashivlle, Ind FF of Boston, Rome International, DOCSDF, Sidewalk, Denver, Oxford, Boulder, Sarasota, Indie Grits, Dead Center
Awards
Audience Award-Rome International FF; Best Documentary-Dead Center FF
Distribution
Educational: Alexander Street Press
Language
English

Photos

Nelson johnson, candlelight vigil_thumb

Browse documentary films on The D-Word