Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks Out of Town in America

 

Director: Marco Williams
Country: USA
Year: 2006
Running Time: 86 min.
Language: English

From 1864 well into the 1920’s, in dozens of towns and counties, white Americans drove out entire African American communities. Many of these towns remain all white to this day. Banished brings to light this hidden chapter of America’s history, telling these dramatic stories for the first time. However, the film does more than present the historical facts. Most of the film takes place today, investigating the ongoing impact of the expulsions on families and communities, Black and White.

About the Director

Marco Williams

Marco Williams coverBiography: Marco Williams was born in 1956. He is a producer and director, known for Two Towns of Jasper (2002), Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks Out of Town in America (2006) and In Search of Our Fathers (1992). Williams is a professor of film production at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His films have received several awards, including the Gotham Documentary Achievement Award for Two Towns of Jasper and he has been nominated three times for the Sundance Film Festival grand jury prize

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks Out of Town in America (2008).

Filmography:
Without a Pass (1991);
In Search of Our Fathers (1992);
Two Towns of Jasper (2002);
MLK Boulevard (2003);
Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks Out of Town in America (2006);
Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America: Freedom Summer (2006);
The Undocumented (2010).