11 Jul 2018

Bisbee '17 & a town haunted by a history

From Nine To Noon, 11:33 am on 11 July 2018

Seven miles from the US-Mexico border, Bisbee in Arizona is a once booming mining town that is haunted by a history it would rather forget. In 1917, nearly two-thousand immigrant miners, on strike for better wages and safer working conditions, were rounded up by their armed neighbours, sent to the middle of the New Mexican desert and left there to die. Robert Greene's film, Bisbee '17, follows several members of the community as they attempt to reckon with their town's darkest hour, culminating in a large scale recreation of the deportation itself on the exact day of its 100th anniversary.