The Neutral Ground (2021) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Neutral Ground (2021)




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Comedian and filmmaker C.J. Hunt documents the dispute over the removal of four confederate monuments in New Orleans. As residents take sides on whether to remove or defend the so-called Lost Cause monuments, city life is marred by death threats and lawsuits. Expanding his scope, C.J. embarks on a journey across the country to find out what it would take to convince America to end its long romance with the Confederacy.

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Critic Reviews for The Neutral Ground

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"The Neutral Ground" neatly balances wry bemusement with a more sobering history of Louisiana and the South than many locals get in school.

June 29, 2021 | Full Review…

This documentary has a small screen ambiance with out of place humor that sometimes lessens the gravity of the issues at hand, but it's an important, compelling topic for a feature film that's been well-researched here.

December 9, 2021 | Full Review…

The Daily Show writer/producer CJ Hunt hosts and directs this amusing but informative and often shocking discussion of the history of Confederate monuments.

October 16, 2021 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Filmmaker-subject CJ Hunt cuts to the heart of a pressing social issue with devastating irreverence in this nimble, lightning-paced 82-minute documentary.

October 15, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

By focusing on one issue he opens up a can of worms around racism, conspiracy theories and populism in the US.

October 15, 2021 | Full Review…

... Hunt's The Neutral Ground ... bring[s] with it a potent set of questions, that may, if the audience is willing to consider them, just bring up a simple, if uncomfortable answer about our own complicity more than a century later.

October 6, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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