A new film by a Houston director is examining a dark period of Texas history. "The Example" is a fictional story, set during the 1943 race riots in Beaumont, a small city in southeast Texas.
The movie tells the hypothetical story of a black family trying to flee the riots and having a nearly tragic encounter with a couple of white policemen on a quiet country road after dark.
Amy Bishop of Here & Now contributor station Houston Public Media spoke with the creators of the film.
This segment aired on April 12, 2016.