Wednesday, February 17, 2010

an unexpected pilgrimage


(The future of theatrical documentaries?)


From Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi, it's a straight shot east on I-80.
The road takes you through some of the most hallowed ground in civil rights history,
through a terrain of pain and martyrdom, stuggle and triumph:
Montgomery, Alabama.
Selma, Alabama.
Philadelphia, Mississippi.
 Jackson, Mississippi.

For me, it's an unexpected pilgrimage.


(If you don't know why this bridge is part of history,
look it up:  Selma, Alabama. March, 1965.)


(In Selma, Alabama.)