Grand Saline, Texas, a town east of Dallas, has a history of racism, a history the community doesn’t talk about.
The 1967 murder of a documentary filmmaker by an eastern Kentucky landowner raises questions about representation and the documentary medium.
In Jeremiah, Kentucky, in 1967, a local landowner named Hobart Ison shot and killed documentary filmmaker Hugh O'Connor. The two men had met only minutes before the murder — shortly after O'Connor and his crew interviewed a poor family renting property from Ison. By considering this single act of violence, Stranger with a Camera spotlights the complex role media depictions play in society, and the responsibilities that those who produce media must assume.