The Other Side of Eden: Stories of a Virginia Lynching (2018)

On a hot July night in 1932 a black tenant farmer in Northern Virginia slipped into
his landowner’s home “Edenhurst,” beat him unconscious with a piece of stove wood, and
dragged his wife away to a nearby mountain. There, he is believed to have raped, beaten,
and left her for dead. The attack precipitated a huge manhunt. The county sheriff had
only one assistant but de

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Film Details

  • Film by: Tom Davenport
  • Produced by: Tom Davenport with Shawn Nichols and Jim Hall
  • Cinematographer: Tom Davenport, Dylan Nichols, Zach Nichols
  • Sound: Dylan Nichols, Zach Nichols
  • Editor: Tom Davenport, Dylan Nichols
  • Other Credits: Researcher Shawn Nichols, Advisors Dan and Beverly Patterson
  • Original Format: AVCHD
  • ©2017. Tom Davenport
  • 59 mins, Color
  • Categories:
    African American CultureCrime and PunishmentSocial Justice/Protest