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[album: http://www.pimentelbonet.com/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Mississippi Chicken Stills/] Questions of race, workers’ rights and exploitation form the crux of this intriguing documentary about Latin American immigrants living in rural Mississippi, where poultry plants promise jobs but little else. Shot on Super 8mm film, which gives it a lustrous, saturated color, Mississippi Chicken reveals the textures, moods and struggles of […]

This essay first appeared in the Mississippi Chicken DVD insert.  Reprinted with permission of the author and filmmaker. By Steve Striffler, Professor of Anthropology and Geography, University of New Orleans Mississippi Chicken is a true gem.  By letting us into the lives of immigrant poultry workers in Mississippi, this documentary captures much of what defines […]

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From Special Guest Race-Talk Editor, Angela Stuesse This week the film Mississippi Chicken makes its Ohio premier: Questions of race, workers’ rights and exploitation form the crux of this intriguing documentary about Latin American immigrants living in rural Mississippi, where poultry plants promise jobs but little else. In the 1990s, poultry companies in Mississippi and […]

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