Scott County Library to show locally made Civil War documentary


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Originally Posted Online: March 25, 2013, 3:51 pm
Last Updated: March 26, 2013, 12:06 am
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Press release submitted by Scott County Library System



Scott County Library System to show locally made Civil War documentary

The Scott County Library in Eldridge will kick off our National Library week celebration with a special showing of the documentary The Rock Island Civil War Prison: Andersonville of the North on Sunday April 14th at 1 p.m. The film will be followed by a talk given by film researcher and art director, Dr. Ezra Sidran.
The 30-minute documentary tells the story of the prison using dramatic photos and other high-definition images. It documents the life of prisoners using their own words from diaries and letters. The documentary was produced by Heritage Documentaries, Inc. a Quad City based nonprofit organization that creates movies and books telling the stories of people, places, and events. To see a trailer of the film or to purchase a copy, visit http://www.heritagedocumentaries.org.

For more information on this and other library programs, please visit http://www.scottcountylibrary.org


















 



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