America’s Black Farmer: World War 2

I came across an intriguing, short film Henry Browne Farmer dramatizing the life of a Black, American farm family in the early years of WWII, one of the themes in my novel, Long Way Home:  A World War II Novel.

Canada Lee, Narrator Henry Browne Farmer

Canada Lee, Narrator      Henry Browne Farmer

Black stage and screen actor, Canada Lee narrates this film which, even at 10:42, drags.  The filmmaker is a bit of an auteur (note his overly fond use of the schmaltzy soundtrack and the too-long, panoramic shots) but the landscape of 1942 life in Macon, Georgia rings true. Continue reading