sharecrop documentary screening in brevard, nc
SHARECROP (Stack Stories 2017) is a 90 minute documentary that features oral history of ten people who were involved in sharecropping from 1930 to 1960.
This film was made possible by the Middle Road Foundation. Featuring rare archival footage and many period images, the film conveys what life was really like for cotton sharecroppers in the Mississippi Delta, tobacco sharecroppers in North Carolina, and others. SHARECROP explores their lives, the way they worked, and celebrates the resilience of the South’s “forgotten farmers.”
About the Screening
This screening is free and open to the public. The director of the film, Claudia Stack, will be present to answer questions. Noted local author John Snyder, whose recollections are featured in the “Appalachia” section of the film, will also be present. Snyder is a 1956 alumnus of the University of Chicago who wrote the critically acclaimed memoir Hill of Beans: Coming of Age in the Last Days of the Old South (Smith/Kerr 2011). To view film trailer please see stackstories.com