Written, produced, and directed by Emmy Award-winning documentarian, Horace B. Jenkins, and crafted by an entirely African American cast and crew, Cane River is a racially-charged love story in Natchitoches Parish, a “free community of color” in Louisiana. A budding, forbidden romance lays bare the tensions between two black communities, both descended from slaves but of disparate opportunity — the light-skinned, property-owning Creoles and the darker-skinned, more disenfranchised families of the area.
This lyrical, visionary film disappeared for decades after Jenkins died suddenly following the film’s completion, robbing generations of a talented, vibrant new voice in African American cinema.
|Country, Year||United States, 1982|
|Director||Horace B. Jenkins|
|Writer||Horace B. Jenkins|
|Cast||Tommye Myrick and Richard Romain|
|Producer||Horace B. Jenkins|
|Runtime||104 MINS, SECS|