• Director

    CJ Hunt

  • Producer

    Darcy McKinnon

  • Screenwriters

    CJ Hunt, Jane Geisler, James Hamilton

  • USA 2021. 82min

  • Production company

    One Drop Pictures

  • Language

    English

When comedian and The Daily Show field producer heard about a divisive motion to remove four Confederate monuments in New Orleans, he decided to make a funny YouTube video about it. But this project, coupled with Hunt’s own questioning of race in America fuelled something larger – an attempt to try to untangle the complex history of the monuments. Using an affable interview style reminiscent of Louis Theroux, Hunt sets off on a thought-provoking journey through Civil War re-enactments and protests, to try and understand those fighting for and against the statues. Continuing the debates about monuments that raged across the world last summer, The Neutral Ground is a vital and sharply funny investigation into the legacies of white supremacy.

Grace Barber-Plentie

Contains scenes viewers may find distressing.

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