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Moving Midway

Directed by Godfrey Cheshire
United States, 2007
Documentary

Synopsis

While observing the elaborate, arcane preparations for moving a centuries-old house over fields and a rock quarry, unexpected human drama from both the living and the dead emerges.

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Moving Midway Directed by Godfrey Cheshire

Critics reviews

The image of this huge house being pulled along on the edge of a massive rock quarry is totally surreal. The process of moving the house is documented in full, but the film is really an examination of race, life in the South (told by Southerners, not an “outside” perspective, which often gets it wrong), and the “plantation myth” and its importance to American culture, black and white. It’s an extraordinary film.
April 17, 2015
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