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

Silver Dollar Road

  Raoul Peck

  United States     100 minutes


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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Film Credits

  •   Blair Foster, Remi Grellety, Hebert Peck, Raoul Peck
  •   Raoul Peck
  •   Alexandra Strauss
  •   Henry Adebonojo, Antonio Rossi
  •   ALEXEI Aigui
  •   Lizzie Presser, Stephen Engleberg, Almundena Toral, Robin Sparkman, Viola Davis, Julius Tennon, Rob Williams
  •   Velvet Film, Amazon Studios


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