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 …

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 …

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 …

Los Desobedientes (The Disobedient Ones)

After 20 years of living in the U.S., an undocumented family decides to return home. Little do they know it will be the most difficult journey of their lives. Set between the backdrop of the rodeo rings of eastern North Carolina and the spellbinding Mexican hometown they long for, Los Desobedientes (the Disobedient Ones) is a story …

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 …

Alabamaland

Jones Farm is a lush, 688-acre farm situated in the heart of western Alabama. Three generations of black women explore their very different ties to this place that shaped them and continues to exert a strange hold on their identities. This is the same plot of land that their ancestors once worked as slaves—a history …