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Bisbee '17 Robert Greene

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In July 2017, the town of Bisbee, Arizona marked a sad centennial: in 1917, the town was the site of the violent deportation of more than 1,000 striking copper miners, who were abandoned in the desert by an armed posse hired by the mining company and led by the sheriff. As a way to reflect on the causes and horrific consequences of the tragedy, Robert Greene did more than interview Bisbee residents or record the western shows in nearby Tombstone. Instead, he enlisted the residents to perform a re-enactment of the deportation. Between the performance and past and present testimonials, Bisbee’17 is an unforgettable film that cuts straight to America’s dark heart, the better to examine the present and envision the future. (BD)

Presented in collaboration with la Chaire de la Fondation de la famille J.W. McConnell en Études Américaines de l’Université de Montréal and Cinema Politica

Bisbee '17

  • Country : United States
  • Year : 2018
  • V.O : English, Spanish
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 112 MIN
  • Cinematography : Jarred Alterman
  • Editing : Robert Greene
  • Production : Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliott
  • Sound Design : Lawrence Everson
Filmography of Robert Greene :

Owning the Weather (2009)
Kati with an I (2010)
Fake It So Real (2011)
Actress (2014)
Kate Plays Christine (2016)

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