Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence

Not enough people remember Lillian Smith. She was one of the first white southern authors to crusade against the evils of segregation. Her novel “Strange Fruit” (1944) explored an interracial relationship in a small southern town. Her book “Killers of the Dream” (1949) explored the roots of white privilege and later became a handbook for […]

You Gave Me A Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard

At 84, old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard performs, teaches, and inspires the next generation while safeguarding memories from her groundbreaking past. YOU GAVE ME A SONG offers an intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music. The film follows eighty-four year old Gerrard over several […]

Black Beach/White Beach: A Tale of Two Beaches

In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, two national motorcycle festivals are held over the weeks around the Memorial Day holiday. One festival is primarily white, the other is predominantly black. While bikers of both colors enjoy both festivals, the city, community, and state have a vastly different way of looking at these two festivals, creating a divide among […]

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is a full-length documentary about a seminal moment in American history. In 1936, 18 African-American Olympians defy Jim Crow segregation and Nazi racism and sail to Berlin to compete in the Olympic Games. History remembers the accomplishments of only one of them. This is the story of the other 17. The […]

Hotel Clermont

Hotel Clermont documents the last days of a storied Atlanta hotel and the lives of its residents, who occupy the fringes of Atlanta society. Until it was officially shuttered in 2009, the Clermont Hotel and its infamous basement strip club were a refuge for the down-and-out. Some hit rock bottom when the economy tanked. Others […]

Always in Season

ALWAYS IN SEASON explores the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching African Americans and connects this form of historic racial terrorism to racial violence today. The film centers on the case of Lennon Lacy, an African American teen who was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina, on August […]