Premieres of Locally-Produced Documentary on the R.I. Civil War Prison


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Posted Online: Oct. 08, 2012, 10:25 am
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Press release submitted by Curtis C. Roseman

Heritage Documentaries announces the premieres of a new video documentary:

The Rock Island Civil War Prison: Andersonville of the North?

Iowa Premiere:

6:00 pm., Thursday, October 18

Figge Art Museum, 225 West 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa

Illinois Premiere:

3:00 pm., Saturday, October 20

Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street, Moline, Illinois

Both premieres are free and open to the public

The 30-minute documentary tells the story of the prison using dramatic photos and other high-definition images. It captures the life of prisoners using their own words from diaries and letters. The documentary also clearly demonstrates that the death rate at Rock Island was much lower than the astonishing death rate at Andersonville Prison in Georgia. A trailer for the documentary can be viewed at:

http://www.heritagedocumentaries.org/RI_Prison_Trailer.htm

After each showing, writers/directors Ezra Sidran and Ed Isenberg will field questions from the audience. The documentary on DVD will be available for purchase for $10.

Contacts:

Ezra Sidran Curtis Roseman

563 322 2213 Ezra@RiverviewAI.com 309 764 6122 croseman@usc.edu

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Heritage Documentaries gratefully acknowledges the following for their generous support of this project: SharEd Investments, LLC; Riverboat Development Authority; Rock Island Arsenal Development Group; and Ben and Lois Larson McAdams in memory of Benton McAdams.

Heritage Documentaries, Inc. is a Quad City-based nonprofit organization that creates documentaries, books, and programs telling the stories of diverse peoples, places, and events of the past and present.




















 



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