Voices

ACORN and the Firestorm

Reuben Atlas, Sam Pollard
Documentary Features :: Voices
When ACORN, America’s largest grassroots community organizing group, became a major player in the 2008 presidential election, big businesses, Republicans and right-wing activists were threatened. They found unexpected allies in...

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Anbessa

Director: Mo Scarpelli
Documentary Features :: Voices
A young boy displaced by a massive condominium complex creates his own reality where as a lion (anbessa) he can face the forces beyond his control. Bio Mo Scarpelli is...

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Beehive Shorts: Docs 3

Directors: Various
Shorts Blocks :: Voices
Let's Go To Antartica / All Skinfolk Ain't Kinfolk / A Normal Girl / In Dog Years / Beebox / Sweetheart Dancers / Dough / That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore...

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Black Barbie: A Documentary (Work-in-Progress)

Director: Lagueria Davis
Documentary Features :: Voices
This film is a definitive history of Black dolls, told through the charismatic protagonist, Beullah Mae Mitchell, the filmmaker's aunt, who helped introduce the first Black Barbie. The film charts...

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Black Beach/White Beach: A Tale of Two Beaches

Ricky Kelly
Documentary Features :: Voices
In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, two national motorcycle festivals are held over the weeks around the Memorial Day holiday. One festival is primarily white, the other is predominantly black. While...

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Commuted (Work-in-Progress)

Director: Nailah Jefferson
Documentary Features :: Voices
Commuted tells the story of Danielle Metz, an African American mother of two, whose life was turned upside down when she was sentenced as a drug kingpin to triple life...

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COOKED: Survival by Zip Code

Director: Judith Helfand
Documentary Features :: Voices
Chicago suffered the worst heat disaster in U.S history in 1995, when 739 residents – mostly elderly and black – died over the course of one week.  As COOKED links the...

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Dead in the Water

Lizzie Bankowski
Documentary Features :: Voices
Over 2,000 hog and poultry CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) litter southeastern North Carolina. The animal waste from these farms is improperly managed and runs into the Cape Fear River,...

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Farmsteaders

Shaena Mallett
Documentary Features :: Voices
Clear-eyed and intimate, Farmsteaders is as much a study of place as it is a study of persistence. Having abandoned a career as a food processing engineer at General Mills,...

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Finding Elijah (Work-in-Progress)

Director: Yolonda Johnson-Young
Documentary Features :: Voices
In today's climate of high profile suicides, it can affect anyone. My film will be used to open the dialogue surrounding mental health issues and suicide awareness and prevention to...

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