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Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton

Lalee’s Kin continues the tradition of Maysles Films Inc.’s previous extraordinary insights into everyday lives (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens), taking us deep into the Mississippi Delta and the intertwined lives of Lalee Wallace, a great-grandmother struggling to hold her world together in the face of dire poverty, and Reggie Barnes, superintendent of the embattled West Tallahatchie school system. Lalee’s Kin explores the painful legacy of slavery and sharecropping in the Delta.

U.S.A., 2000.
Colour.
90 mins.

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