At the far southern tip of Illinois is a city that has quite a story to tell. Thanks to an unlikely pair of filmmakers, Cairo’s story is being seen.
Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan stumbled upon the community while on another project. The result was the documentary “Between Two Rivers.” The film will be shown Wednesday night at the Illinois State Museum. The British filmmakers joined us via Skype to talk more about their work.
Those who attend tomorrow night will learn how a once thriving community became a shell of its former self. From it’s troubled past to it’s struggles today, the documentary brings it all to the screen.
Seating is limited. This free program will be presented by the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights and the Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty.
Following the film, there will be a brief question and answer period. Admission is free, but tickets must be picked up in the lobby of the Museum for the show, as seating is limited to 180.