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Tribeca Festival  LOWNDES COUNTY AND THE ROAD TO BLACK POWER

Tribeca Festival LOWNDES COUNTY AND THE ROAD TO BLACK POWER

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A Multitude Film Production, in association with The Atlantic 

LOWNDES COUNTY AND THE ROAD TO BLACK POWER

Directed by Sam Pollard and Geeta Gandbhir
Produced by Jessica Devaney, Anya Rous, and Dema Paxton Fofang
Executive Produced by Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Fred Grinstein, and Linzee Troubh

photo credits Gabriela Archuleta

LOWNDES COUNTY AND THE ROAD TO BLACK POWER
The passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 represented not the culmination of the Civil Rights Movement, but the beginning of a new, crucial chapter. Nowhere was this next battle better epitomized than in Lowndes County, Alabama, a rural, impoverished county with a vicious history of racist terrorism. In a county that was 80 percent Black but had zero Black voters, laws were just paper without power. This isn’t a story of hope but of action. Through first person accounts and searing archival footage, LOWNDES COUNTY AND THE ROAD TO BLACK POWER tells the story of the local movement and young Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizers who fought not just for voting rights, but for Black Power in Lowndes County.

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