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Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Young boys run through a Dominican sugar cane field.Stateless Film Still

 

BAC has partnered with the SouthArts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers to stream a dynamic series of documentary films. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers connects documentary filmmakers and their impactful work with audiences throughout the South. Review the series watching details below:

  • The films can be watched for free on any device, including TVs with a Roku or other streaming service.
  • Watch each film during their four day viewing window.
  • Enjoy a 24-hour rental from when you begin the film. 
  • Immediately following each film is a post-stream interview with the film's director or another member of the film crew!
  • Tickets are free and open to the public. Use the link provided in each listing below to register for a ticket. 

The following documentaries are only available in a virtual format.

If you are a WCU faculty member and are interested in learning about additional educational opportunities attached to each film, contact bardoartscenter@wcu.edu.

Stateless | September 12-15

Through the grassroots campaign of electoral hopeful Rosa Iris, this film reveals the depths of racial hatred and institutionalized oppression that divide Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Director Michèle Stephenson’s new documentary Stateless traces the complex tributaries of history and present-day politics, as state-sanctioned racism seeps into mundane offices, living room meetings, and street protests.

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At The Ready | September 26-29

Home to one of the region's largest law enforcement education programs, students at Horizon High School in El Paso, near the U.S./Mexico border, train to become police officers and Border Patrol agents as they discover the realities of their dream jobs may be at odds with the truths and people they hold most dear.

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Not Going Questly | October 10-13, 

When 32-year-old activist and father Ady Barkan is diagnosed with ALS and given four years to live, he finds himself in a deep depression, struggling to connect with his newborn son, whose presence reminds him of the future he will miss. But after a chance confrontation with Senator Jeff Flake goes viral, Ady decides to embark on a cross-country tour of America, using his final breaths to fight for healthcare justice, sparking one of the most powerful political movements in a generation.

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And So I Stayed | October 24-27, 2021

And So I Stayed is an award-winning documentary about survivors of abuse fighting for their lives and spending years behind bars. These women paid a steep price with long prison sentences, lost time with loved ones, and painful memories. Activist and formerly incarcerated survivor Kim Dadou Brown, who met her wife while incarcerated, is a driving force in the passage of New York’s Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA), a new law meant to prevent survivors from receiving harsh prison sentences for their acts of survival. 

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Duty Free | November 7-10, 2021

After a 75-year-old immigrant mother gets fired without cause from her lifelong job as a hotel housekeeper, her son takes her on a bucket-list adventure to reclaim her life. As she struggles to find work, he documents a journey that uncovers the economic insecurity shaping not only her future, but that of an entire generation.

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The listing of Spring 2022 films and their viewing format will be announced shortly. Stay tuned!

Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts, a regional arts organization, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about Southern Circuit and South Arts please visit www.southarts.org/southerncircuit.

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