Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton
Deep in the Mississippi Delta, an economically depressed community faces the issues of generational poverty. A great grandmother struggles to hold her family’s world together in the face of dire poverty, and the superintendent of an embattled school system dedicates himself to the challenge of educating the children of illiterate parents. This film explores the painful legacy of slavery and sharecropping in the Delta. Nominated for Best Documentary 2001 Academy Award.