Sacred Soil: The Piney Woods School Story (2024)
Sacred Soil is the story of Piney Woods School, one of America’s oldest Black boarding schools. This film amplifies the journeys of several school students and staff members, providing a never-before-seen window into the ever-evolving, complex layers of the school and its students. The movie vividly, beautifully captures the emotional, physical, and mental tolls required to be young, Black, and educated in America by honoring the students’ perspectives of themselves and their school.
Original Language: English
Release Date (Streaming): February 23, 2024
Leonardo DiCaprio as Ernest Burkhart
Robert De Niro as William King Hale
Lily Gladstone as Mollie Burkhart
Jesse Plemons as Thomas Bruce White Sr.
Tantoo Cardinal as Lizzie Q
John Lithgow as Peter Leaward
Production & Crew
Production Co: State of the Art, Inc
Director(s): JJ Anderson
Producer(s): Kelley L. Carter, JJ Anderson, Marc Jordan, Jason Aidoo