BISBEE ’17 is a nonfiction feature film by award-winning filmmaker Robert Greene set in Bisbee, Arizona, an eccentric old mining town just miles away from both Tombstone and the Mexican border.
Filmmaker Robert Greene in attendance for Sunday at 1:45pm screening!
Radically combining collaborative documentary, western and musical elements,the film follows several members of the 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.