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A Thousand Midnights

Centennial of the start of the Great Migration

A Thousand Midnights

US | Short Documentary | 16 mins 

This experimental documentary chronicles the contemporary manifestation of the economic and social histories of Black Americans who came to the north during the Great Migration in search of economic opportunities. The implications of their migration, and the lack of economic opportunity they encountered, has far-reaching consequences for Black Americans today.

A Thousand Midnights

Directed by

Carlos Javier Ortiz


AFI FEST 2016, Special Mention for Cinematography Award

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