Raising Bertie

Bertie County, North Carolina is like many rural counties struggling economically due to the closures of manufacturing plants. Bertie’s second largest employer, Wrangler, closed in 2003. The largest employers now are Perdue Chicken and Bertie County Public Schools. For many youth who choose to stay in their community, factory work, farming and the military are […]

United Skates

This feature length film documents an underground subculture growing inside our country’s last standing roller rinks, from LA to North Carolina to Chicago, shedding light on the recurring pattern of racial struggle through this undiscovered artistic movement. Awarded production grant. Director | Tina Brown & Dyana Winkler www.unitedskatesfilm.com

Summer Headstones

Abandoned and repurposed public pools litter the Southern landscape, silent monuments to a time when white officials abruptly closed pools down, instead of allowing African Americans to swim in them. Summer Headstones explores the urban decay of municipal swimming pools in the Southern United States, due to their closure and abandonment by white officials after […]

Not Your Model Minority! Asian Activists in the South

Queer, Rad, Asian: three southern activists organize with the intersectional resistance against white supremacy and the cis-hetero-patriarchy. Asian Pacific Americans are the fastest growing ethnic group in the South, with the ability to affect voting blocs in predominantly red states. This is a critical period for the formation of Asian-American identity in the South. We […]

Bulls and Saints

Bulls and Saints is the epic story of an extended family and community divided by the border and bound together by tradition, tragedy and resistance. From Cheran, Mexico to rural North Carolina, USA, bull riding and saint worship brings these two communities together as they resist the Narco-state that wants to destroy them and the […]

Mama Bears

Did you know there are over 4,000 conservative, Christian mothers who accept their LGBTQ children? Connected through private Facebook groups—a lifeline for those struggling to reconcile their hearts with their faith—they support one another on the journey to acceptance. MAMA BEARS is the story of four such mothers—women whose lives are utterly transformed when they […]

Clarkston

CLARKSTON aspires to discover the soul of America by examining it through the eyes of “outcasts.” Intimate character-driven stories lead us through a small Southern town known as the most diverse square mile in America, home to thousands of refugees. Set to the backdrop of the most diverse square mile in America – Clarkston, Georgia […]

Satana Deberry

Black officials in cities with significant black populations face a unique task. They are elected by everyone, to protect everyone, knowing all too well that the worst crimes and policies affect their own race. This feature-length film will explore those tensions, as well as the possibilities for real change, by following two black officials elected […]

Natour’s Grocery

Filmmaker Nadine Natour turns her lens on her parents and her hometown, Appomattox, VA, to capture the story of her parents’ emigration from Palestine to the United States. A view of the 2020 election from the most American of settings: a convenience store run by immigrants in the town where the Civil War ended.  Director […]