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KCRW Partner Screening: ‘Silver Dollar Road’
Oct 10 • 7:30 pm PDT
KCRW, Vidiots, and Amazon MGM Studios invite you to a special advance screening of the documentary film, Silver Dollar Road at Vidiots, located in Eagle Rock followed by a conversation with director, Raoul Peck.
From Academy-Award Nominee Raoul Peck, Silver Dollar Road follows the story of the Reels family as told by the matriarch Mamie Reels Ellison and her niece Kim Renee Duhon, two fierce and clear-eyed women bending to safeguard valiantly their ancestors’ land and their brothers and uncles Melvin and Licurtis, who were wrongfully imprisoned for eight years – the longest sentence for civil contempt in North Carolina history. This documentary, based on the 2019 ProPublica article, highlights the covert ways the legal system has been exploited to keep Black land ownership fragile and the racial wealth gap growing.
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