Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story of Segregation and Murder in the Deep South.

In 1965, NBC News director, Frank De Felitta, met an African-American waiter named Booker Wright and asked him to be filmed reciting the menu from the 'whites only' restaurant that Booker worked at in Greenwood, Mississippi. What was unearthed was a true story of segregation and murder in the deep south.

Forty-five years later, Frank's son, filmmaker Raymond De Felitta, and along with Ogilvy & Mather's eyepatch productions producer David Zellerford, revisit an era of Civil Rights through the lens of cinematographer Joe Victorine, and discover with Booker's granddaughter, the impact Booker Wright's TV appearance had on himself and his family.

This short version of the feature (distributed by Tribeca Film) encapsulates the film and some of what happened to a man who courageously and fearlessly spoke his heart and mind at that tumultuous time in American history.

The full-length film is available on Amazon and iTunes.

 

 

 

 

 

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