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New Film Set During 1943 Race Riots In Beaumont, Texas

A still from the film "The Example," about a black couple and their young son who are trying to flee the 1943 race riots. (examplemovie.com)
A still from the film "The Example," about a black couple and their young son who are trying to flee the 1943 race riots. (examplemovie.com)

A new film by a Houston director is examining a dark period of Texas history. “ The Example” is a fictional story, set during the 1943 race riots in Beaumont, a small city in southeast Texas.

The movie tells the hypothetical story of a black family trying to flee the riots and having a nearly tragic encounter with a couple of white policemen on a quiet country road after dark.

Amy Bishop of Here & Now contributor station Houston Public Media spoke with the creators of the film.


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