SDF Statement of Solidarity

The Southern Documentary Fund has a long history of supporting diverse makers who tell stories that promote racial and social justice. In this period of tragedy and turmoil, we join our voices with those who protest and demand real and lasting societal change.  We mourn the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and […]

FRESH DOCS SCREENING – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 – FULL FRAME THEATER

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of Always in Season. Always In Season is a documentary project that explores the impact more than a century of lynching African Americans has had on the United States. As the first documentary feature to spotlight recent grassroots efforts for justice and reconciliation, […]

FRESH DOCS PRIME! – FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018 – FULL FRAME THEATER

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present a free screening of documentary shorts, 7pm at the Full Frame Theater: SANTUARIO In Greensboro, NC, a small church community offers sanctuary to Juana Tobar Ortega, a Guatemalan grandmother threatened with deportation after 25 years of living and working in the United States. Christine […]

FRESH DOCS SCREENING – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 – FULL FRAME THEATER

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of In That Valley of Gold, part of the Cumberland Folklife documentary series. Deep in the hills of Tennessee, a pair of elderly sisters reflect upon the Sharp family’s legacy of music and moonshine as their descendants confront […]

FRESH DOCS SCREENING – FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017 – FULL FRAME THEATER

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of In the Executioner’s Shadow, a feature documentary film by Maggie Stogner and Richard Stack. In the Executioner’s Shadow takes us into the rarely seen world of death row with Jerry Givens, who conducted 62 executions for the State of Virginia and is haunted […]

FRESH DOCS SCREENING – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017 – FULL FRAME THEATER

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of This Taco Truck Kills Fascists, a feature documentary film by Rodrigo Dorfman. New Orleans-based performance activist Jose Torres-Tama has a dream: to create a revolutionary Taco Truck Theatre with a simple message: “No guacamole for immigrant haters”. Inspired by Woody Guthrie’s motto: this machine kills […]

FRESH DOCS SCREENING – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017 – FULL FRAME THEATER

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of While I Breathe, I Hope, a feature documentary film by Emily Harrold. What does it mean to be young, Black, and Democrat in the South? WHILE I BREATHE, I HOPE unravels this question through the experiences of South Carolina politician Bakari Sellers. The […]

FRESH DOCS SCREENING – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 – FULL FRAME THEATER

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton’s Harlem in Havana, a feature documentary film by Leslie Cunningham who takes viewers on a tour of her grandfather’s Black and Cuban traveling show that endures racism, segregation and immigration laws to become popular in the 1940s through […]

FRESH DOCS SCREENING – FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017 – FULL FRAME THEATER

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of  David Mayer’s Senior Night, a short film retelling the final basketball game of a graduating high school senior, Anthony Peak. Juxtaposing his nostalgia and bitter-sweet emotions with rich moments from the game, Senior Night captures the poignant ending of a beloved sport. As Anthony […]