Documentary examines troubled past with Confederate statues

  • This image released by the Tribeca Film Festival shows a scene from the documentary “The Neutral Ground,” which premiered Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. (Tribeca Films Festival/via AP)

  • In this image provided by PBS, director CJ Hunt appears in a scene from “The Neutral Ground.” The feature-length documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday as part of its Juneteenth programming. (PBS/via AP)

NEW YORK — Perplexed by America’s controversial relationship with Confederate monuments, “The Daily Show” team member CJ Hunt saw potential for what he thought would make an interesting short film.