Bad Moon Rising VI

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Excerpts of raw, uncut footage from the KQED documentary Bad Moon Rising, produced by Steve Talbot in 1981, which examines a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan and racially motivated hate crimes in California. Talbot interviews a Miss Lionel who identifies the Ku Klux Klan as being symptomatic of a wider reaching racism within American society. In referring to bigotry she argues that: "The problem is deeper and more chronic than the Klan ... until America gets very serious about trying to create a pluralistic society, that has a modicum of goodwill, we're going to continue ... to have groups like the Klan that we can blame it on." She goes onto explain that the hearings in Ceres, California are a form of State and legal affirmative action, encouraging local communities to address racial tensions for themselves. Ends with views of people speaking at one of the hearings in Ceres.

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16mm color co-magnetic sound film
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documentary film
KQ 738-3

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