We’re Hiring! Full-time Communications Manager

The Southern Documentary Fund seeks a full-time Communications Manager currently residing in the South.  Position Description & Responsibilities: The Communications Manager reports to the Executive Director and oversees internal and external communications including SDF Branding, Outreach Marketing and Promotional Materials. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: General SDF Correspondences Email & telephone communications. Website …

There Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down

This film explores the legacy of Harry Caudill, who spent his life advocating for the people of Appalachia by illuminating the ways they became impoverished at the hands of the callousness of a capitalist coal industry. The story focuses on Caudill’s dark turn away from standing up for the poor to blaming them for their …

Our Strange New Land

A photographer sets out to photograph forty-one different fiction film sets across the South to discover how a new generation of southern filmmakers is imagining this region. “Our idea of the South has been formed largely by our greatest storytellers. I began this project believing that by photographing on the sets of numerous contemporary Southern …

The Floyd Radio Show

While small, the community nurtures a thriving artistic and traditional mountain music scene with dozens of jam sessions that fill the street corners every Friday night. Its focal point and gathering place is The Floyd Country Store. One of the oldest buildings in town, the store is now host to traditional music classes, concerts, dances, …

Devil Town

Devil Town examines the sordid history of a now sleepy small town in the American South, Phenix City, Alabama. It was here that local officials once allowed violent murders and a criminal network of drugs, gambling, prostitution and black-market adoptions to flourish, leading to the town earning the moniker of “Sin City, U.S.A.” Director | …

You’re Muslim?

YOU’RE MUSLIM? is about Najma’s upbringing, identity, and community. This story will be told from an honest, raw and reflective space. Archival footage will visualize the African American Muslim experience. Animation will be used to retell key moments in her childhood. And interviews with her parents will be conducted intimately while they move about their …

Living Off the Line: Stories from The Clothesline Muse

Living Off the Line: Stories from The Clothesline Muse is a feature-length documentary about the making of a play, and the wealth of cultural experiences and wisdom generated by centuries of African-American women who made a living by taking in the wash. It will capture what may be the only testimony from washerwomen who are currently …