Reconstruction: The Second Civil War

PBS American Experience series which spans the momentous years from 1863 to 1877, tracking the stories of ordinary Americans, Southern and Northern, White and Black, as they struggle to shape new lives for themselves in a world turned upside down by the Civil War and the end of slavery in the United States.

Made during the peak of the fashion for dramatized documentaries.  Beautifully shot, we tried to craft something lyrical out of historical fact.

Produced and Directed by Elizabeth Deane and Patricia Garcia Rios