The contradictions of Fair Hope

Format: DVD 2013
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video (DVD) E185.93.A3 C668 2013x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video
 
Call Number  (DVD) E185.93.A3 C668 2013x
 
 
Northland Public Library Documentaries DOCUMENTARY 334.709 C76 (DVD)
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Documentaries
 
Call Number  DOCUMENTARY 334.709 C76 (DVD)
 
 
Summary
Examination of a little known aspect of American history, when newly freed slaves throughout the South formed 'benevolent societies' to respond to abject hunger, illness and the fear of a pauper's grave. 'The Fair Hope Benevolent Society' in Uniontown, Alabama, provides an unprecedented look at the complex and morally ambiguous juxtaposition of the Society with the worldly pleasures of what has become known as the annual 'Foot Wash' celebration.
Additional Information
Subjects Fraternal organizations -- Alabama -- History.
African Americans -- Alabama -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Alabama -- Social life and customs.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Historical films.
Publisher [New York] :2013
Edition Widescreen.
Contributors Merkerson, S. Epatha, 1952- director.
Metcalf, Rockell, director, screenwriter.
Glover, Kelly, producer.
Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955- narrator.
McBride, Christian, composer.
Shelter Island (Firm), production company, publisher.
Participants/Performers Narrator, Whoopi Goldberg.
Other Contributors Music, Christian McBride; editor, Arielle Amsalem; director of photography, Chris Scarafile.
Audience Rating: NR.
Language English
In English; with optional English subtitles.
Notes Title from container.
Originally produced in 2012.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 0; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation.
Description 1 videodisc (67 min.) : sound, color and black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781939517128
1939517125
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