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A black family of six poses together in front of their home.

Silver Dollar Road

  •   Raoul Peck
  •   United States

In the Spring of 2011, brothers Melvin Davis, 64, and Licurtis Reels, 53, stood in a North Carolina court and vowed never to leave their great-grandfather’s land. But their coastal patch of property along Silver Dollar Road had been sold to developers years before without their knowledge. So the two men were put in jail… for eight years.

Oscar-nominated director Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) chronicles the shocking story of one family’s fight, and the lasting impact of slavery and the Jim Crow South that contributed to their ongoing plight. Mixing lyrical passages of life along the waterfront with home movies from their community that capture both good times and bad as their frustration boils over into confrontation, Silver Dollar Road is a profound look at injustice and racism across the decades and into the present.

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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Director Raoul Peck


Documentary Program Sponsors

Logo: WTTW (2019)Cynthia Stone Raskin

Black Perspectives Program Sponsors

logo: Allstate 199x50

Event Information

Friday, October 13, 2023

  •   100 minutes
1500 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60610 United States

  • Closed Captions
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