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Silence in the Mississippi Delta – Hawkins vs The Town of Shaw

A documentary that explores the legacy of an historic case of racial inequality.
4/5

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Directed by Tijaha S. Richardson, ‘Silence in the Mississippi Delta – Hawkins vs The Town of Shaw’ is a short documentary film that delves into Andrew Hawkins’ legacy since his legal case against the town of Shaw for inequality within the black community. The film is produced 50 years after the landmark case and explores the family’s struggle and triumphs over the years. The short recognizes and honors the civil rights movement and present campaigning.

The 31-minute is constructed with a series of interview with Gloria Hawkins Scott, Mary Sue G. Short, Bennie G. Thompson, Willie Griffin and Melvyn R. Lowenthal. The film explores the community-led projects to bring awareness and instill the case into the history books. The Hawkins’ case has led to successful legal challenges across the United States from other municipalities.

Tijaha S. Richardson has created an important documentary that brings attention to past discrimination, inequality and injustice within Mississippi – particularly within the town of Shaw. Despite having a low production value, the film is nicely structured which will keep viewers engaged and possibly inspired. Visually, the film is shot with low-budget cinematography, with acceptable sound and post-production. A fascinating watch from start-to-finish.
Silence in the Mississippi Delta e1659008404965

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Silence in the Mississippi Delta – Hawkins vs The Town of Shaw

A documentary that explores the legacy of an historic case of racial inequality.
4/5

Review

Directed by Tijaha S. Richardson, ‘Silence in the Mississippi Delta – Hawkins vs The Town of Shaw’ is a short documentary film that delves into Andrew Hawkins’ legacy since his legal case against the town of Shaw for inequality within the black community. The film is produced 50 years after the landmark case and explores the family’s struggle and triumphs over the years. The short recognizes and honors the civil rights movement and present campaigning.

The 31-minute is constructed with a series of interview with Gloria Hawkins Scott, Mary Sue G. Short, Bennie G. Thompson, Willie Griffin and Melvyn R. Lowenthal. The film explores the community-led projects to bring awareness and instill the case into the history books. The Hawkins’ case has led to successful legal challenges across the United States from other municipalities.

Tijaha S. Richardson has created an important documentary that brings attention to past discrimination, inequality and injustice within Mississippi – particularly within the town of Shaw. Despite having a low production value, the film is nicely structured which will keep viewers engaged and possibly inspired. Visually, the film is shot with low-budget cinematography, with acceptable sound and post-production. A fascinating watch from start-to-finish.
Silence in the Mississippi Delta e1659008404965

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