Mississippi ReMixed is Re-Released!
Thanks to new platforms and the digital age, Mississippi ReMixed is alive again!
Our documentary can once again spark conversations, shine the light on yesterday and today from a unique perspective and give hope for better race relations.
Mississippi ReMixed was shown on Mississippi Public Broadcasting for many years since 2010, and in 2014-15, we were broadcast nationwide on Public Television. Then we had only an educational license and were not free to sell to individuals, but now we are able to present our film to a much wider audience, We need your help to do that. Would you please give your friends, relatives and co-workers this link vimeo.com/ondemand/msremixed and let them know this is a film well worth a few dollars and 57 minutes of their time? That would be awesome!
Here are two of the many endorsements I treasure. One is from David Bickham, my friend and encourager whose response was beyond my greatest expectations, and the other is from Mike McKay, our former school superintendent, whose response shows the impact our film could have even to those outside the Deep South.
“WHAT AN ASTONISHING DOCUMENTARY. "The documentary is just so astonishing - the
sensitivity, truthfulness and power of it! I felt a deep spiritual connection to Brenda Travis (one of
the individuals featured in the documentary) and I vowed as a child to help shape her healing.
Mrs. Brenda is my Mandela, my King - great heroism and great woundedness.
For a long time I couldn’t let Brenda, or my ancestors or Emmett Till go, because I felt like an aborted child. Now I can let it go, because these people are not forgotten. The documentary is one of the most beautiful, prophetic things. Everyone can find his or her voice in it without shame. I was moved in a way that I didn’t know I would be moved. The film is very nuanced.
I’m just so glad you went on your journey. It validates my own journey and it encourages me to keep on keeping on.”
David Patrick Bickham, Atlanta, GA
“Myra’s film is a powerful resource, activating and awakening layers of emotion and of learning in her audience. In addition to my own deeper understanding made possible through the resonance of real narrative, it also reinforced for me the importance of this genre as a methodology to enable deep learning for students.
By nature, learners (all of us) are open to engaging with stories and with the realities that are discovered through those stories. I know a little bit about the U.S. civil rights movement… or do I? I can recall a few facts, cite some underlying causes, recognize big events and identify some of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous quotes. All of that might meet the test of learning of a sort but it is no more than a superficial coverage, mostly factoids with little substance. Essentially, I know nothing about the U.S. civil rights story. My original “learning” didn’t lead to anything substantial on that subject.
The exact opposite was true when I and others in the audience at Myra’s documentary presentation saw and heard the riveting truths from people who lived that experience. We learned, were impacted emotionally and we won’t soon forget the meaning that emerged from the stories. It was quickly apparent how transferable the civil rights movement stories are to other social issues and current events.”
Mike McKay, Former Superintendent of Schools, Surrey, BC, Canada