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 raises the question of whether there were some sustainable aspects of this lost way of life.
Sharecrop will be hitting the film festival circuit in June, 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.