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1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
"LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton" takes us deep into the Mississippi Delta and the intertwined lives of LaLee Wallace, a great-grandmother struggling to hold her world together in the face of dire poverty, and Reggie Barnes, superintendent of the embattled West Tallahatchie School System. The film explores the painful legacy of slavery and sharecropping in the Delta.

Cast: Reggie Barnes , LaLee Wallace ,

Directors: Deborah Dickson , Susan Frömke , Albert Maysles

Genres: Documentary

Lalee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton (2001)

Release Date: May 18th, 2001|1 hr. 29 min.

critic reviews (5)
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  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Its simple, straightforward storytelling makes mincemeat of the idea that, gee, if these people just worked a little harder and got motivated, they, too, could get a piece of the American Dream. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Demonstrates that sometimes letting subjects and the facts speak for themselves can be quietly devastating. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Froemke and Dickson's film opens a window onto rural poverty so dire it's almost inconceivable that it exists in 21st-century America. show more

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