About the Film
"Scarred Justice - The Orangeburg Massacrew 1968
About the Filmmakers:
Northern Light Productions began in 1982, with a commitment to high-quality, nonfiction filmmaking. Based in Boston, it has grown to be one of the nation’s premiere production organizations, creating a wide variety of work for television broadcast, museums, visitor centers, and educational institutions worldwide. Its PBS and History Channel documentaries, as well as its work with the National Park Service, Smithsonian and various state historical sites, are highly acclaimed.
Bestor Cram is a director/producer/cinematographer. Following a tour of duty as a U.S. Marine Officer in Vietnam, he founded Northern Light Productions in 1982 and produced How Far Home, portraying the lives of Vietnam Veterans attending the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in DC, offering insight into the legacy of war and remembrance. His work focuses on issues of social justice and history. Among his many festival awards, his documentary Unfi nished Symphony: Democracy and Dissent screened at Sundance Film Festival and his Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, was just broadcast on PBS and released as a boxed CD/DVD set from SONY.
Judy Richardson began her film work with the Academy Award-nominated, 14-hour PBS series, Eyes on the Prize. As a Senior Producer with Northern Light Productions she produces African American historical documentaries for TV and museums. Recent productions include the 2-hour History Channel film, Slave Catchers, Slave Resisters and the National Park Service’s Little Rock Nine Visitor Center. She was a staff worker with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for three years in the early 1960’s in Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama; was a founder in 1968 of the country’s largest African American bookstore; and Director of Information for the United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice. She lectures and conducts teacher workshops on the Civil Rights Movement.