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POV Season 32
Feature Film | 07/15/2019 | 111 Mins

Radically combining documentary and scripted elements, Bisbee '17 follows several members of the close-knit community in Bisbee, Arizona, a former mining town, as they commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Bisbee Deportation, when 1,200 immigrant miners were violently taken from their homes by a deputized force, shipped to the desert on cattle cars and left to die.

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Film Credits —

  • Douglas Tirola
  • Robert Greene

Critical Acclaim —

“One of the pleasurable discoveries of this continually surprising movie is that artifice can be the most direct route to the truth.”

— Justin Chang, The Los Angeles Times