Long Shadows (1987)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War, Social History  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Twenty-two years after the fact, the Civil War still exercises a great deal of influence on American society. This the premise of Ross Spears' feature-length documentary Long Shadows. Using then-and-now photographs and vintage correspondence, Spears traces the vestiges of the bloody campaign to the present-day south. He also interviews several prominent writers, intellectuals, politicians and political activists. Among the on-screen participants in Long Shadows are Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Robert Penn Warren, Chicago-based raconteur Studs Terkel, and former president Jimmy Carter.