Shenandoah, a coal-mining town with a proud immigrant past, once fueled America’s industrial revolution. Today, it is a town in decline, and the descendants of yesterday’s European immigrants rub shoulders with the Mexican immigrants of today. Tensions came to a head when four white football players were charged in the beating death of Luis Ramirez, an undocumented Mexican migrant. “Shenandoah,” the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer turned director David Turnley, creates a deeply felt portrait of a working-class community torn apart by violence. 97 minutes. English.
“It was a tragedy that touched upon several great national themes — the dislocation wrought by fading industry, the turmoil of immigration, the endurance of sports..." — Sam Dolnick, The New York Times
“The human drama of the story kept unraveling in ways start to finish that you never would have imagined.” — David Turnley
Director David Turnley will hold a question-and-answer session after the film.
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