South (1999)
aka Sud
First screened in May 2020
Director: Chantal Akerman. Documentary about Jasper, Texas, in the wake of the lethal, racist hate crime against James Byrd, Jr.

Twitter Capsule: Snapshot of a Texas town in the wake of antiblack violence. More elegant in form than rich with insight, but a valuable record.

VOR:   Akerman's camera remains unblinking, her edits their refusal to rush. Lesser yield than in other projects, but thoughtful POV and points of focus.

Photo © 1999 AMIP/Paradise Films/Chemah I.S.

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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