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Silence Sam

Courtney Symone, Jeremiah Rhodes
Running Time:31:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
4:15 PM EST
Friday, November 9
Thalian Black
1:00 PM EST
Saturday, November 10
Jengo's Playhouse

Director: Courtney Symone
Lead Producer: Jeremiah Rhodes
Lead Producer: Courtney Staton

Silence Sam is a participatory hybrid documentary, made by students at UNC’s School of Media & Journalism, that follows the recent student-led movement to remove Confederate monument – Silent Sam – from UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus and the silencing of student activism by university administrators. This will be a work-in-progress screening.

Screening in: Salsify Shorts 


Courtney Symone, from Greenville NC, is an activist who uses poetry, film and photography to celebrate the everyday heroism found in protest and black identity as well as the missed magic of everyday women of color. She hopes to use her art to drive viewers past the point of empathy to the point of action.

Jeremiah Rhodes is a 20 year old photographer and photojournalist based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is currently a sophomore at The University of North Carolina in the School of Media and Journalism. He is also a Global Studies Major, concentrating in Transnational Cultures, Identities, Arts, with a focus on Asia.

His interests lie primarily in capturing the voices, lives, and stories of those whose voices, lives, and stories have been historically silenced, and ones that continue to be silenced all around us.