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Displaced in the New South

Film by Eric Mofford., David Zeiger
Produced by David Zeiger, Eric Mofford
Cinematographer: Tadesse Bantiwesson
Sound: Greg Linton, Iscar Blanco Ortega, Fabiola Dortch
Editing: Michael Jackson
Copyright: 1996, Displaced Films
56 minutes, Color
Original format: Betacam SP, 1996
Distributor: Displaced Films
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In 1980, there were a few thousand Asian and Latino immigrants in Georgia. By 1994, there were more than 300,000. Displaced in the New South explores the cultural collision between Asian and Hispanic immigrants and the suburban communities near Atlanta where they settled. Featuring unforgettable people like Suttiwan Cox, ESL teacher and stand up comic, the film is a moving, sensitive case study of a nationwide trend that is bringing explosive political upheaval all across the country.

The best treatment of the emerging ethnic and cultural complexity of the "New South" that I have seen. The film's fast and colorful pace mirrors the pace and impact of new populations on Atlanta and its people as Phad Tai and Mole mix with Grits and Collard Greens.
--- Arthur Murphy, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Georgia State University

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