Pass Christian Public Library screened documentary ‘City of a Million Dreams’

The Pass Christian Public Library hosted a screening of the documentary ‘City of a Million Dreams’ directed by Jason Berry.

The documentary was filmed over 22 years and explores race relations at a time in American society and in New Orleans.

The film explores burial traditions on the unique and resilient culture of New Orleans and includes historical footage and personal interviews with historical figures with a lens on jazz funerals and the history behind them. Pass Christian Public Library Head Librarian Wendy Allard said, “It’s the general history of New Orleans and it focuses a lot on their interesting funeral traditions. So, it’s not just about that, but that’s kind of the microcosm of the culture aspects of unique cultural aspects of New Orleans.”

City of a Million Dreams draws from the 2018 book of the same title by Jason Berry.

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