“Sifting and Winnowing and Film Burning: The Film UW Restricted” will be presented this Sunday, April 18 at 6 p.m. on PBS Wisconsin, presented by PBS Wisconsin and the UW Public History Project. You can register for the event here.
The program features never before seen footage exposing housing discrimination in 1962 Madison. The brainchild of then-Wisconsin NAACP president Lloyd Barbee and UW Extension filmmaker Stuart Hanisch, this collection of hidden camera footage was at first supported, then later legally restricted by the University of Wisconsin.
Recently uncovered and unrestricted, the groundbreaking film will be shown and discussed by a panel of experts including Barbee’s children Daphne Barbee-Wooten and Rustam Barbee, YWCA Madison CEO Vanessa McDowell, and local historian Betty Banks.
Kacie Lucchini Butcher, Public History Project Director at UW, joins Buzz host Jonathan Zarov to talk about how the film’s release came about.