BROTHERS: A New Film by Rex Jones on MISSISSIPPI STORIES
We’ve just published a new story as part of the Center’s documentary website Mississippi Stories. In this short film, Rex Jones of the Southern Documentary Project visits barbershops in Greenwood and Greenville to profile a new public health program in Mississippi.
Here’s Rex’s description of the film:
High blood pressure is a silent killer that disproportionately affects African-American men in Mississippi. Many men are notoriously difficult to get to the doctor, so the BROTHERS program (Barbers Reaching Out To Help Educate on Routine Screenings), a collaboration between Mississippi Delta barber shops and the Mississippi Department of Health, reaches this population in one of the places where they feel most comfortable – the barber shop.