REEL SOUTH: You Asked for the Facts
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2
Four years after the historic enrollment of James Meredith, student activists at Ole Miss devise a plan to defy the campus' speaker-ban in 1966 by inviting Robert F. Kennedy, who reveals the truth about back-room politics, the belief-systems of those holding the highest power, and how campus-activism shapes the future of civil rights and all those who bear witness.
REEL SOUTH "You Asked for the Facts" is not currently available on demand.
Directed by Mary Blessey, an independent documentary filmmaker with an interest in films that explore history and politics. She is committed to honest and nuanced documentary storytelling. Mary holds an M.A. in Southern Studies and an M.F.A. in Documentary Expression from the University of Mississippi. She was born and raised in Biloxi, Mississippi and currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.