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LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton

États-Unis, 2001
Documentaire, Téléfilm

Synopsis

This documentary follows a Mississippi Delta school district and a single Delta family as they struggle against the crippling effects of poverty in the wake of more than one hundred years of slavery.

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LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton Réalisé par Deborah Dickson, Susan Froemke, Albert Maysles

Prix & Festivals

Academy Awards

2002 | Nominé : Best Documentary, Features

Sundance Film Festival

2001 | Lauréat : Cinematography Award (Documentary)

Avis des critiques

More so than Letting Go, its editing sometimes betrays Maysles’s footage, treating intimate, candid testimony as fodder for fast-moving, heavy-handed, didactic montages. But by and large, we feel LaLee’s bond of trust with Maysles, whom she addresses candidly throughout the film. That’s particularly clear in a scene in which she reflects on the death of her adult son, ultimately coming to a devastating conclusion: "You like to love your children, but don’t love them too hard.
May 05, 2015
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