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The Films of Zora Neale Hurston | ZORA NEALE HURSTON: CLAIMING A SPACE | AMERICAN EXPERIENCE | PBS

“Recently, Zora Neale Hurston has gotten a lot of attention because of two books: ‘Barracoon’ was released, and ‘You Don’t Know Us Negroes.’ Those two books have put Zora Neale Hurston in the public eye and people have rediscovered her films.”

We spoke to Tracy Heather Strain, the writer, producer and director of ZORA NEALE HURSTON: CLAIMING A SPACE about how Hurston used film as an ethnographic tool to document Black lives and show the importance and beauty of Black culture.

Watch or stream ZORA NEALE HURSTON: CLAIMING A SPACE on PBS or the PBS Video app beginning January 17 at 9/8 central.

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