Robert Greene, writer and director (4th Row Films, 2018)
On July 12, 1917, 2000 deputized residents of Bisbee, Arizona, organized by management of Phelps Dodge, the town's primary employer, rounded up 1300 striking workers, union activists, and recent immigrants and deported them to the New Mexico desert. Precisely one hundred years later, Bisbee's citizens staged a re-enactment of those events. Dramatizing scenes based on the town's collective memory with surprising humor and suspense, the film simultaneously reminds us of the intertwined histories of immigration and labor and evokes the contemporary resonance of past conflicts
Contributors to a June 2019 AHR roundtable on the film will lead a discussion afterward, beginning at 3:30 p.m.