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Unmarked

Much of America's rich history is being lost to time. In the South, vast amounts of African-American gravesites 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 locations across the state. However, there is much work to be done in order to preserve this part of America's history. Unmarked not only explores these untold stories of the past but also the efforts underway to preserve them. LOCAL ANGLES: Southern Virginia film (Richmond / Lynchburg), Virginia filmmaker, Maryland based co-director, racial reconciliation, HBCUs.

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  • 2020-08-09T16:00:00-07:00
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You Gave Me A Song

At 84, folk music pioneer Alice Gerrard performs, teaches, and inspires the next generation while safeguarding groundbreaking moments of her past. LOCAL ANGLES: NC / Durham based director and film subject, folk music, trailblazing women, Ohio, Pennsylvania, DC, NC regions referenced in film.

  • 2020-07-12T16:00:00-07:00
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Attache

The Clinton, Mississippi High School Attache Show Choir is considered to be among the most successful in history. In a region where arts and music funding have been virtually demolished and attitudes to popular music have been slow to change, Clinton public school's music programs manage to thrive. Composed of students from different backgrounds, Attache unites generations of performers and newcomers to travel across the country and complete a heart-pounding routine.

  • 2020-07-19T16:01:30-07:00
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Mossville: When Great Trees Fall

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. LOCAL ANGLES: western Louisiana film (Lake Charles), Atlanta-based filmmaker, South Africa, environmental justice, major film festival circuit run, healthcare, access, pollution.

  • 2020-07-26T16:00:00-07:00
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F11 and Be There

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 over 65 years, Burk Uzzle has created some of the most iconic photographs in American history.

  • 2020-08-02T16:00:00-07:00
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Unmarked

Much of America's rich history is being lost to time. In the South, vast amounts of African-American gravesites 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 locations across the state. However, there is much work to be done in order to preserve this part of America's history.

  • 2020-08-09T16:00:00-07:00
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All Skinfolk Ain't Kinfolk

After a contentious race, the 2017 runoff for mayor of New Orleans came down to two candidates: Desiree Charbonnet and LaToya Cantrell, two very different black women. The winner of this election would take office as the first female mayor of New Orleans and the city's fourth black mayor. Through news footage, campaign advertisements and archival audio and video, All Skinfolk Ain't Kinfolk is the unprecedented story of this mayoral runoff told through the eyes of black women living in this city.

  • 2020-08-09T16:30:00-07:00
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