Outta the Muck

Family, football and history come to life in an intimate portrait of the Dean family, longtime residents of the historic town of Pahokee, Florida.  As we take a journey back home, with co-director Ira McKinley, to the land of sugarcane, he reconnects with the Dean’s and their shared family history.  Outta The Muck is a …

Superminority

Fed up with the Republican Party’s crippling control of politics in North Carolina, a group of first-time, female, Democratic candidates for the North Carolina House of Representatives have banded together ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, determined to break the supermajority. From teachers, to homemakers, to a retired Army Colonel, their experience is as varied …

The Black Future Initiative

The Black Future Manifest[o] is a living, breathing audio archive that will attempt to answer the questions, what needs to be done and what is currently being done to ensure a future for all Black people? BFM tackles difficult issues such as race, patriarchy, and capitalism while considering each relationship to the lives of Black …

The Land of Fish and Grits

America loves Southern food, but there’s plenty of confusion and heartache wrapped up in this comfort cuisine. The Land of Fish & Grits is an episodic series and live experience guided in the flyest way possible by Justin Robinson and Gabrielle Eitienne. Robinson is a seasoned botanist, chef, and Grammy-winning musician (Carolina Chocolate Drops), searching …

The Contenders

First-time filmmaker Chris Davis’ The Contenders is a documentary set on the Sea Islands of coastal South Carolina, following the lives of Charles Singleton (62) and his young family as they deal with the effects of his early onset dementia. Over the course six years, the film examines the importance of preserving legacy and the struggles we face …

Swine Country: A Community Polluted Fighting For Change

Over the last 40 years, the hog and poultry industries of eastern North Carolina have grown tremendously, but at what cost? While the industry makes record profits, all of the animal waste has to go somewhere. And make no mistake, there are millions of tons of waste. Dedicated activists—many of whom are the neighbors, workers, …