AFTER SELMA: THE LOWNDES COUNTY FREEDOM PARTY
The passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 represented not the culmination of the Civil Rights Movement, but the beginning of a new, crucial chapter. Nowhere was this next battle better epitomized than in Lowndes County, Alabama, a rural, impoverished town with a vicious history of racist terrorism. In a town that was eighty percent Black but had zero Black voters, laws were just paper without power. This isn’t a story of hope but of action. Through first person accounts and searing archival footage, AFTER SELMA: THE LOWNDES COUNTY FREEDOM PARTY tells the story of the local movement and young Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizers who fought not just for voting rights , but for Black Power in Lowndes County.
Official selection of the Spotlight Section at Tribeca Film Festival 2022