We’re Hiring! Full-time Communications Manager

The Southern Documentary Fund seeks a full-time Communications Manager currently residing in the South.  Position Description & Responsibilities: The Communications Manager reports to the Executive Director and oversees internal and external communications including SDF Branding, Outreach Marketing and Promotional Materials. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: General SDF Correspondences Email & telephone communications. Website …

Meet Kristy Breneman, SDF’s New Artist Development Director

Durham, NC – November 13, 2020 –  The Southern Documentary Fund is proud to announce the appointment of Kristy Breneman in the role of Artist Development Director. Kristy will oversee the organization’s many programs serving documentary makers living or working in the American South, including Fiscal Sponsorships. SDF is currently sponsoring over 75 inspiring and …

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 …