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America Street

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On America Street in Charleston’s East Side neighborhood, Joe is the owner of a small corner store, the heart of an old but slowly disappearing black community. Almost half of all African-Americans trace their origins back to Charleston, a city that is still haunted by its slave owning past. In the face of the multiple challenges that African Americans face, Joe is determined to stay hopeful and to resist losing his neighborhood to the rising forces of gentrification.


The film captures three months during 2015 of Joe’s daily struggles set against the backdrop of racist violence in the city, from the killing of Walter Scott by a police officer to the Emanuel Church massacre by a young white supremacist.


Presented in collaboration with the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival and the Park Center for Independent Media

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    74 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    NR
  • Director
    Idrissou Mora-Kpai