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Woodcutters of the Deep South
© Rogosin Heritage Inc.
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Lionel Rogosin

IMAGE

Lionel Rogosin, Louis Brigante

MONTAGE

Louis Brigante

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Lionel Rogosin

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Cineteca di Bologna

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
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Ce film porte sur une coopérative gérée par des Noirs et des Blancs. Les travailleurs s'organisent pour résister à l'exploitation par les sociétés de pâte à papier.

Down in the lush backwoods of Mississippi and Alabama, history is being made. Poor black and white working people are trying to overcome the forces of racism among themselves to organize into cooperative association to dispel the bonds of their economic captors - the paper and pulpwood companies.
In his unique manner, Rogosin allows the people in the film to tell and live heir own story. We see them in their homes, with their families, in the forests, which provide them the things that make them woodcutters-trees and freedom. We see them at their meetings where fiery discussions ensue.
Footage of the fertile and quietly spectacular Deep South mingles with the dialogue. Interviews with the men directly involved in the formation of the group - The Gulf-Coast Pulpwood Association - unfold the intricacies of this venture, possibly a harbinger of unity among workers of all races.