I was very impressed with Myra’s down-to-earth style and the personal bravery she shows in examining her own assumptions about race relations in the place she grew up. The film is Myra’s personal story, but it is also an effective documentary, placing the history of race in Mississippi in the context of Mississippi today. Moving and inspiring, this is an excellent film for adults, and it would also be excellent for teens learning about slavery, the civil rights movement and race relations.
I am so pleased that Myra Ottewell came to our library to screen her film. It generated a lot of thoughtful discussion. Myra is an effective and engaging communicator both on-screen and in person.