THE EARLY FILMS OF WILLIAM FERRIS: 1968-75

Runtime: 115 minutes

Producers: Dust-To-Digital

Directors: William Ferris

Website: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jun/13/william-ferris-voices-of-mississippi

Former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, folklorist WILLIAM FERRIS toured his home state of Mississippi throughout the 1960s and 1970s, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the roots of the blues. Festival FILMS INCLUDE Black Delta, Part I (1968), Black Delta, Part II (1968), Parchman Penitentiary (1968), Give My Poor Heart Ease: Mississippi Delta Bluesmen (1975), I Ain’t Lyin’: Folktales from Mississippi (1975), Made in Mississippi: Black Folk Art and Crafts (1975), Two Black Churches (1975).