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Man on Fire

Man on Fire

Grand Saline, Texas, has a history of racism, a history the community doesn’t talk about. This shroud of secrecy ended when Charles Moore, an elderly white preacher, self-immolated to protest the town's racism in 2014, shining a spotlight on the town’s dark past. Man on Fire untangles the pieces of this protest and questions the racism in Grand Saline today. The film highlights the rhetorical maneuvers of whiteness and how people defend the racism in their community.

Man on Fire can be found at:

PBS Independent Lens

Man on Fire trailer (Vimeo)

For more information on the film:

James Chase Sanchez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Writing & Rhetoric
Middlebury College
jcsanchez at middlebury dot edu

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