Claudia Stack’s new film, SHARECROP (CLICK for film trailer) showcases the experience of ten individuals who were involved in sharecropping during the segregation era. Sometimes called “the forgotten farmers”, sharecroppers were vital to agricultural production prior to widespread farm mechanization. Featuring rare archival footage and many period images, the film conveys what life was really like for cotton sharecroppers in the Mississippi Delta, tobacco sharecroppers in the Carolinas, and others. SHARECROP explores their lives, the way they worked, and celebrates the resilience of the South’s forgotten farmers. SHARECROP DELTA COTTON is a short film that focuses just on the experience of sharecropping in the Mississippi Delta. Both films was made possible by the generous support of the Middle Road Foundation.
SHARECROP was screened at the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival in 2017. This film project is made possible by the generous support of the Middle Road Foundation. In addition, Claudia Stack thanks Carolina Video Edit and Historic Wilmington Foundation for their invaluable help.