Man on Fire
Grand Saline, Texas, a town east of Dallas, has a disturbing history of racism — a legacy that the community prefers not to talk about. This shroud of secrecy ended when Charles Moore, an elderly white preacher, self-immolated to protest the town’s racism in 2014. A troubled man seeking truth and communal repentance, Moore trained an unflattering spotlight on a town whose present is inextricably tied to its dark past. “Man on Fire” traces the roots of this disquieting protest, both chronicling Moore’s life and death and exploring Grand Saline’s current attitudes toward race.
Film CategoryLeon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television Race in America: The Black Experience
SubjectHuman Rights Religion/Faith
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The Changing Same
A native of Marianna, Fla., a town in the Panhandle, runs a marathon in hopes of bringing attention to the town's buried history of racial terror.