The Super Bowl came and went, but the stadium’s next door neighbors are still here. This film shines a light on a subject much more in need of attention than football: The glaring inequity highlighted by a state-of-the-art venue across from a historic neighborhood whose demise Atlanta has allowed for decades. We — Atlanta — have let these neighborhoods become an eyesore of the city, the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement. This film explores the culture that saw fit to invest hundreds of millions of public dollars in a sports venue while neglecting the community just across the street. We’ve heard a lot about the new stadium. This is the residents’ story.
Camille Pendley is the director of The Home Team, the idea for which came from her time reporting on English Avenue and Vine City. As a journalist, Camille’s work was published in the Washington Post, the Guardian, VICE, Atlanta magazine, Creative Loafing, the Bitter Southerner, Georgia Health News, and the New York Times, among others. Now an investigator, Camille aims to put her research skills to work telling stories less known.
Laura Asherman is a traveling documentary filmmaker and the owner of Forage Films. With an innate interest in human resilience and personal identity, Laura is driven to create character-driven stories that serve to foster awareness and positive social change. Her filmmaking style combines verité, experimental, and expository styles of the non-fiction genre.
Director: Corrie Francis Parks / 5:56
In the vast landscape of global economics, what is the worth of a handful of sand? At times, the individual is lost amidst the masses as they flow through the structures and systems of government. Meanwhile, a country curates its national stories and creates an artifact that passes through a thousand hands before ending up tucked in the back of a traveller’s drawer, a useless banknote symbolizing the possibility of return.