The Old South and Documentary Ethics
On Demand, there is a broader range of films. One of the most intriguing films is Raymond DeFelitta's documentary Booker's Place. DeFelitta's father was a newsman for NBC, who in 1965 interviewed a black waiter/storeowner named Booker Wright about his life in Mississippi. Wright's candidness turned out to have tragic repercussions, and DeFelitta's film examines both the racism of that time and his father's culpability in the events that occurred. Roger Ebert and other critics have praised the film, and I plan to watch it.