Da Cotton Pickas – The Story of a Share Cropper

download (2)Saturday. 2nd Act. 12pm
Da Cotton Pickas – The Story of a Share Cropper (28:00)
by ROBERT BOWDEN
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DaCottonPickas-sqDa Cotton Pickas film project is about the understanding of a the day and a life of a person who picked cotton on the southern plantations after the slavery era in America.Its covers the sharecropping arrangement between the cotton pickas and the land owners,it takes you on a journey as the narrator gets vivid description of the migration of the cotton pickas to west and north, when they  finally decided to leave the south.Also what this projects embodies is the state of economics they were awaiting some many migrators when they finally arrived to what they was told was the promise land.And lastly this projects captures the ghost of slavery that still haunts America to this day having never keep the promise of America who were promised reparations.This Film  is a wonderful opportunity for our youth to visually, audio and spiritually absorb history which will leave them with a understanding of the sacrifices and the strength of their heritage which only can instill appreciation for who the descendants of the cotton pickas are,leaving them with a  driven determination to be successful, which can only enrich current America.

Director’s Statement – Robert “Fleetwood” Bowden

About a year ago, I did something crazy. I actually listened to the little voice in my head that kept whispering, “It’s time to make a documentary.” The thought found it’s way to my vocal chords, and then slipped out into the world with a frightening and bold proclamation: I am going to make a documentary. Once the words were on the loose, there was no turning back.
After a 20 year career in the music business,and self publishing two national best selling books i knew it was time to upgrade my art once again .Now it was time to attack the visual presentation of the entertainment business.My first was about  a beautiful rose as it grows from the  concrete  teh story of a girls high school basketball team from Oakland ,CA entitled “I JUST WANNA BALL”. Now i’m back to embark on my second project our  hope is to give youth the opportunity to visually, and spiritually absorb history which will leave them with a understanding of the sacrifices and the strength of their heritage which only can instill appreciation for who the descendants of the cotton pickas are,leaving them with a  driven determination to be successful, which can only enrich current America.