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Monday, August 23 • 6:00pm - 7:22pm
Alabama Filmmaker Spotlight: Alabama Documentary Shorts

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Lace ‘Em Up
Directed by Brianna Madry
14 Minutes • USA
Documentary, Black Lens, Alabama
Black Joy and Roller Skates. A short history of roller skating in Huntsville, Alabama.

The Panola Project
Directed by Rachael DeCruz, Jeremy S. Levine
12 Minutes • USA
Documentary, Alabama, Black Lens
The short film chronicles Dorothy Oliver's fight to ensure that her rural, Black community of Panola, Alabama has access to the information and healthcare services they need to stay safe.

Monograph: Lily Ahree Siegel
Directed by Kelsey Ianuzzi
5 Minutes • USA
Documentary, Alabama
A portrait of Lily Ahree Siegel, a filmmaker exploring layers of personal identity through her craft.

A Fisher’s Right To Know
Directed by John Haley
17 Minutes • USA
Documentary, Alabama
Fishers throughout East Alabama depend on the mighty Coosa River for food, recreation, and family pastimes that go back generations. But do fishermen and their families have a right to know which fish are safe to consume?

Missing Magic
Directed by Anissa Simone Latham-Brown
10 Minutes • USA
Documentary, Alabama, Black Lens
As uprisings spread across the country, a young poet in Birmingham, Alabama becomes involved in local protests against decades of police brutality. As he tries to reconcile the city’s modern image as a diverse and welcoming metropolis with its violent and complex civil rights history, he suddenly becomes a part of the story when he’s arrested at a demonstration.

Land Without Demand
Directed by Luke Schlauder
11 Minutes • USA
Documentary, Alabama, Student
What can we do as citizens to reinvent and revitalize Birmingham, Alabama’s abandoned industrial areas, office parks, and buildings?

Filmmaking with Chris Chaei
Directed by Chris Chaei
1.5 Minutes • USA
Documentary, Black Lens, Alabama, Teen
Chris discusses how Covid-19 has changed his approach to filmmaking.

Saving Grace
Directed by Malcolm Cammeron
11 Minutes • USA
Documentary, Alabama, Black Lens, Student
This film is a glimpse into the life of Chari Bostick and her efforts to promote and preserve African American history in Gadsden, Alabama. Bostick started the Grace Heritage Foundation and has devoted her time to reclaiming an historic black cemetery in the southern Appalachian city.

Monday August 23, 2021 6:00pm - 7:22pm CDT
Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema: Theater A