One hundred years of American history told through the life of one extraordinary ordinary man: centenarian Isaac Pope. Spellbinding storyteller, grandson of enslaved people, son of sharecroppers, and unsung hero, the lifelong resident of Kinston, NC was eyewitness to the devastation wrought by both the Nightriders and the Nazis. Sustained by faith, family, music, and friendships, he fought and overcame the 20th century’s stiffest challenges, including the Battle of the Bulge, institutionalized racism, and workers’ oppression, modeling the way forward through his humble but powerful example.
Discussion with audience will follow, led by panel including Tim McCarthy from Carr Center, NAACP National Board member Michael Curry, and film producer Paula J. Caplan.
The film is an Official Selection for four film festivals, will have a special screening at the NAACP National Board meeting, and on Feb. 4 will have its LA premiere (see Harvardwood listing for details).