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As a centuries-old black community in Louisiana, contaminated and uprooted by petrochemical
plants, comes to terms with the loss of its ancestral home, one man standing in the way of a
plant’s expansion refuses to give up. Directed by Alexander Glustrom.
The Clinton, Mississippi Attaché high school show choir is considered to be among the most successful in history. In a region where arts and music funding have been virtually demolished, Clinton public school's music programs manage to thrive, and the choir unites generations of performers who travel across the country and complete a heart-pounding routine. Directed by Melissa Overholt.
At 84, old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard still performs, teaches and inspires the next generation, while safeguarding groundbreaking moments of her past. This intimate portrait of ever-youthful Alice, and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music, is a story about getting older, but never giving up. Directed by Kenny Dalsheimer.
Henrietta Boggs, a reluctant Southern belle, finds her way to Central America in the 1940s, in search of freedom and adventure. Instead, she is swept up in political upheaval, when her new husband is elected president of Costa Rica. First Lady of the Revolution portrays a courageous woman who escaped the confines of a sheltered existence to help nurture a young democracy. Directed by Andrea Kalin.
Through news footage, campaign advertisements and archival audio and video, All Skinfolk Ain't Kinfolk is the unprecedented story of the 2017 New Orleans mayoral runoff. The winner of this election would take office as the first female mayor of New Orleans and the city’s fourth black mayor. Directed by Angela Tucker.
Vast amounts of African-American grave sites and burial grounds for enslaved persons have been disappearing over the years. In Virginia alone, stories of thousands at rest could vanish from history altogether if these locations are not restored. Those with personal connections to these burial sites have recently begun to uncover and maintain and preserve these legacies across the state.
F11 AND BE THERE is a commentary on American civil rights, race, social justice, and art, told through the many lenses of legendary photographer Burk Uzzle. With a career that spans 65+ years, Burk Uzzle has created some of the most iconic photographs in American history. He continues making renowned museum exhibitions today, particularly focusing on African Americans. Directed by Jethro Waters.