Rendville: Across the Color Line

2019 Festival Official Selection

Rendville: Across the Color Line (2018) – United States

rendvilleThis documentary looks at the racially integrated mining town in southern Perry County, Ohio whose founder welcomed African-American and white immigrants from some seven European countries based on their abilities to endure the work of late 19th-century coal-mining.

Director Burr Beard is an MFA student in Media Communication Arts at Ohio University. Under the tutelage of Professors Art Cromwell and Brian Plow, Beard completed this work during Spring Semester 2018.