This week, Mississippi Arts Commission Executive Director, Sarah Story, speaks with award-winning writer/director Patrick O’Connor. His most recent film about the battle over the Mississippi state flag, Look Away, Look Away, won the 2022 Erik Barnouw Award for outstanding documentary dealing with American History from the Organization of American Historians. It was also the Audience Choice Awards for Best Film and Best Documentary at the 2021 Oxford Film Festival. This past June, he received a Special Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters for his work on Look Away, Look Away. He lives in Pass Christian, Mississippi, with his wife, the writer Margaret McMullan.
Music this week comes from the soundtrack for the documentary Look Away, Look Away.
Listen this Sunday at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio. The show is also available on major podcasting platforms.