This video is the trailer for my new documentary short: SHARECROP DELTA COTTON. To book the whole SHARECROP documentary see tugg.com/titles/sharecrop or stackstories.com
SHARECROP DELTA COTTON (Stack Stories LLC 2018) features stories from the life of Sylvester Hoover, who was born into a cotton sharecropping family in the Mississippi Delta in 1957. Hoover recounts his family's struggles to access education and voting rights. He also paints a vivid picture of daily life and the unrelenting toil of even the young children on cotton plantations. Scenes include the plantation where he was raised, the church he still attends (burial place of Blues music legend Robert Johnson), and Hoover's school in Money, MS, where Emmett Till had his fateful encounter at Bryant's Grocery. Hoover reflects on his upbringing, the peonage system, and his feelings for the land and Blues music.
SHARECROP DELTA COTTON was featured in the Nov. 2017 Cotton Kingdom Symposium at Mississippi Valley State U., was an official selection of the 2018 Copa Shorts Film Fest in AZ, and has been selected for the June, 2018 Rapport International Black Film Festival.