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?
6:00 pm., Thursday, October 18
Figge Art Museum, 225 West 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa
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:
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.
Ezra Sidran Curtis Roseman
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.