Co-produced by Wright's granddaughter, De Felitta's moving film about his father's 1965 NBC piece on Southern race relations juxtaposes winds of cultural change against the morality of filming what might endanger lives. The comments Booker Wright bravely made in '65 are tame by today's standards but were ill-received by Whites to dire consequence. Mr. Wright was not oblivious; giving him a voice honored his courage.
Not having lived through the time period the film captures, I'm not sure I could ever fully understand the situation. There is only so much a documentary can convey. The focus of the movie seems like such a small incident, but it wasn't for the people involved. The explosion of documentaries seem to have created a space for more movies like this - I wonder how they will be gathered and viewed for the most impact.