"In 1998 in Jasper, Texas, James Byrd Jr., a black man, was chained to a pick-up truck and dragged to his death by three white men. The town was forever altered, and the nation woke up to the horror of modern-day lynching. In Two Towns of Jasper, by filmmakers Whitney Dow and Marco Wililams, two film crews, one black and one white, set out to document the aftermath of the murder by following the trials of the local men charged with the crime. The result is an explicit and troubling portrait of race in America, one that asks how and why a crime like this could have occurred."--Back of container.
Originally broadcast in 2003 as an episode of the PBS television program: POV [Point of view].
Film produced for the Independent Television Service (ITVS).
Education and Outreach DVD Special Features: Move Hearts, Minds, and Policy: Successful case studies of integrating Two Towns of Jasper into community organizing campaigns. Behind the Scenes: the making of Two Towns of Jasper. Interactive Discussion Guide: A conversation tool for group screenings. Interactive Educators Guide: A teaching tool for the classroom. Ask the Filmmakers a Question: An Interactive Q & A. Audio Commentary. Printable Discussion Guide, Study Guide, Poster Templates and more available when you load the DVD on your computer.
DVD, Region 1, stereo, original television presentation aspect ratio 1.33:1.
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