The Washington Square Branch is open during the Portage Road construction.


2 of 3 Copies Available

  • OSHTEMO: Audiovisual Collection
  • WASHINGTON SQUARE: Audiovisual Collection
Log In to Place HoldMore Details

Bisbee '17

Call Number

Publication Information

[New York, NY] : Grasshopper Film, [2019]


Title from container.

Originally released as a documentary in 2018.

Special features: Audio commentary by director Robert Greene ; Bisbee '17 shorts (36 minutes) ; Ghost towns of Arizona, a short film by Robert Greene (2006, 7 minutes) ; deleted and extended scenes (37 minutes) ; theatrical trailer.

Radically combining collaborative documentary, western, and musical elements, the new film by Robert Greene follows several members of a close-knit community as they attempt to reckon with their town's darkest hour. In 1917, nearly two-thousand immigrant miners, on strike for better wages and safer working conditions, were violently rounded up by their armed neighbors, herded onto cattle cars, shipped to the middle of the New Mexican desert, and left there to die. This long-buried and largely forgotten event came to be known as the Bisbee Deportation. BISBEE 17 documents locals as they play characters and stage dramatic scenes from the controversial story, culminating in a large scale recreation of the deportation itself on the exact day of its 100th anniversary. These dramatized scenes are based on subjective versions of the story and offer conflicting views of the event, underscoring the difficulty of collective memory, while confronting the current political predicaments of immigration, unionization, environmental damage, and corporate corruption with direct, haunting messages about solidarity and struggle.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!

Share: Facebook Twitter