Combining collaborative documentary, Western-genre and musical elements, this film follows several members of the close-knit Bisbee, Arizona, community as they attempt to reckon with the town's darkest hour. In 1917, 1,300 mainly immigrant miners, on strike for better wages and safer working conditions, were violently rounded up by their armed neighbors, herded onto cattle cars and shipped to New Mexico. This long-buried and largely forgotten event came to be known as the Bisbee Deportation. A town seven miles from the U.S.-Mexican border, Bisbee is uncomfortably familiar with current political tensions around deportation and immigration.
Somehow, director Robert Greene was able to convince the entire town to recreate the incident on the day of its 100th anniversary. These dramatized scenes, based on subjective memory, buried guilt and suppressed racism, unfold as the Bisbeeans attempt to exorcise their collective ghosts.
Hopkins Center Film
- Start:February 17, 2019 Time: 7:00 PM
- End:February 17, 2019 Time: 9:00 PM
- Where:Hopkins Center for the Arts, 4 East Wheelock Street, Hanover, Nh, United States, 03755
- Event Type: Arts & Theater
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