Goodbye, Old Glory
USA | 2017 | 17 min | DIR: Jordan Haro (World Premiere)
Mid-City’s statue of Jefferson Davis, former president of the Confederacy, serves as the battleground for the argument over the removal of the Confederate monuments. In this contentious stand-off, Louisianans camp out with hot trays of food and lawn chairs, and while they argue over history, passions intensify and violence looms large.
Silent Parade or the Soul Rebels Vs. Robert E. Lee
USA | 2017 | 10 min | DIR: William Cordova (US Premiere)
The Soul Rebels, one of New Orleans’ most revered brass bands, confronts the legacy of slavery in a powerful rooftop performance across from Robert E. Lee’s statue.
USA | 2017 | 30 min | DIR: Andrea B. Scott and Katie Mitchell (World Premiere)
Members of the Monumental Task Committee and the Sons of Confederate Veterans reveal the nostalgia that they feel for antebellum Southern values. Leaders of Take ‘Em Down Nola contend that such a perspective conveniently omits the fundamental role slavery played in the making of these leaders. Radio commentary fuels the impassioned soundtrack of this film, which documents the days leading up to the city council vote all the way to the statues’ removal.
Community Partner: Louis A Martinet Foundation