How does one express the world of individuals whose lives and humanity originate in exploitation? In this unconventional lyrical portrait of two African-American men in rural Alabama, photographer/filmmaker RaMell Ross poetically interweaves images of the mundane and monumental, communicating the region’s culture and offering glimpses into the complex ways the African-American community’s collective image is integrated into the nation’s visual imagination. “Hale County This Morning, This Evening is not a long film,” says the New York Times, “but it contains whole worlds.”
Preceded by Edgecombe
Directed by Creative Culture alumna Crystal Kayiza, this examination of the ways trauma repeats and reinvents itself in rural black communities reveals deeply personal truths about three residents of North Carolina’s Edgecombe County.
Crystal Kayiza. 2018. 15 m. NR. US. English.