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  • 1 Dale Musser // May 28, 2006 at 2:48 pm

    Andy has done an exceptional job of pulling together the pieces and doing the research to produce Greensboro’s Child. The story is told very clearly. Following each showing of Greensboro’s Child at The Scene on South Elm a Q&A was held with the audience. There was one consistent piece of feedback from people who were aware of the events prior to watching the film: the film helped them really understand what had taken place for the first time.

    The discussion following each showing of the film was fantastic. Everyone had something valuable to contribute to the conversation. I was especially pleased that Kwame and his family was able to show up for the Friday evening showings and discussion.

    This is a film that everyone in Greensboro should see. No information available through the news media can compare to the story presented in Greensboro’s Child.

  • 2 i’d take this first review any day of the week… at connecting*the*dots // May 31, 2006 at 6:47 pm

    […] Dale Messner: …”This is a film that everyone in Greensboro should see. No information available through the news media can compare the story presented in Greensboro

  • 3 In Public Hands at Greensboro’s Child // Jun 8, 2006 at 9:04 pm

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  • 4 Bruce Burch // Jun 8, 2006 at 10:58 pm

    I watched this documentary twice. The first was on Thursday, at the same time the GTRC was releasing their report, and again the next day, at which a commissioner of the GTRC was present as well as Kwame Cannon.

    Specifically, I felt that the filmmaker was attempting to connect some dots that heretofore had not been publicly connected. One was the linkage between Kwame and 1979. He was present there on thet fateful day, and I think that Andy Coon was trying to say, without saying it, that he was given the totally unreasonable amount of prison time because of his mother’s activism.

    The other Connect the dots idea that I found was with regard to the Greensboro Power Structure of 1979, the Cone Mills Corp., and the KKK. What collusion was there? To what degree and how deep did it run?

    I heard one comment from the commissioner that there was no link between the actions of the KKK and Cone Mills, as Cone Mills was owned by those of the Jewish Faith, and would have nothing to do with the Klan.

    Jim Melvin’s appearance left one wondering what planet he was on especially juxtaposed in the film with the harsh realities of that day.

    As I am not an official film critic, I will refrain from characterizing the film or grading it; I will instead speak to my own interest and afterwards.

    I was totally engrossed for the duration of the film, and there were times I wanted to talk to the movie, to someone in the movie, or in general make comments. It moved me to want to do that.

    Afterwards, I thought more and more about the realities of political affiliation and what that means, especially if it is an unpopular viewpoint, or one that has been marginalized by the closemindedness and downright mean spirited nature of some people.

    In All, I liked the movie enough to buy a copy. It encapsulated what happened and the thoughts of those who were around on that bloody day very well.

    As for Kwame Cannon, he is still reaping the consequences.

    I told him to persevere, as only through adversity do we build character. Then I told him he was quite a character :).

    Great work, Andy. I highly recommend it.

    Bruce Burch

  • 5 Mental Floss » Review of Greensboro’s Child // Jun 8, 2006 at 11:03 pm

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  • 6 greensboro’s child in the public domain… at connecting*the*dots // Oct 6, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    […] Andy has released Greensboro’s Child to the web in eight parts. You can access them from the film’s official site. And if you do end up watching the documentary, please take the time to give Andy feedback; your response is what drives this independent filmmaker. […]

  • 7 Jackilyn // Nov 1, 2006 at 10:08 am

    Andy Coon does a remarkable job with this important film. This is a must see film for everyone who lives in Greensboro, or for that matter the South. He proceeds full-steam ahead with a subject that most people like to pretend does not exist. This is southern racism in its purest form.

    After seeing Andy’s film this afternoon, I am convinced that the City of Greensboro and the Police Dept. were involved in a cover-up. I believe it was a case of letting ‘the good ole boys’ deal out justice.

    It was one of the most horrible things I have ever seen. People gunned down like animals. Totally defenseless. It made me sick to watch man’s inhumanity to man. I could not believe the ex-mayor’s excuse on why the City of Greensboro paid off the Klan’s money due the victims. Any thinking person watching this film knows exactly what happened. When Racist Southern Justice was dealt out that day, those in charge were looking the other way. Thank you, Andy, for showing us the way they should have been looking.

  • 8 Anita Wright // Nov 30, 2006 at 3:25 pm


    My name is Anita Wright and I am one of the co-coveners of a working group at Duke University that is currently reading the final report of the Greensboro Truth and Reconcilation Commission. We have met a few times this semester and plan to do so more during the Spring when we plan to present the report to the Duke community in some fashion— we’re not sure exactly how at this time.

    I came across your blog and “Greensboro’s Child” and have been fascinated by the work you have done. I was wondering if you would be interested in perhaps attending one of our meetings or at the very least engaging in discussion about your work.

    Please e-mail me back. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks

    p.s. I order a copy of the DVD from online.

  • 9 Final Cut Producer » Blog Archive » Greensboro’s Child Googled // Feb 12, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    […] Greensboro’s Child was totally funded by myself, hence the term Independent documentary. I’m not a trust fund baby and most of the time I didn’t have access to equipment to finish editing it. I worked as a pizza delivery driver throughout most of this process. I am proud of what this story tells. See what others have to say about it. […]

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