2008-2009 Documenting Justice Class


The Third Annual Documenting Justice Screening drew an audience of nearly 1,000, including UA students, faculty and staff, community leaders, friends and family of the filmmakers, and participants in the films.  Several students also showcased their films throughout the summer months at the Capstone Village retirement community.

The following films debuted at the third annual screening:

Canaries in the Mine studies the loss of black farmers in Alabama and what it means for the culture, community, and future of the state. (Mitchell Reid; Sarah Young)

Too Much But Not Enough explores the struggles, and more importantly, the humanity, of the one-fifth of Americans excluded from the current healthcare system. (Laura Dover; Sarah Patterson)

A Sleight of History examines the significance of Foster Auditorium, the site of George Wallace’s infamous 1963 “stand in the schoolhouse door” and the issue of historical memory in the American South. (Marshall Houston; Sarah Melton)

Searching for Sanctuary follows a handful of Alabamians living with AIDS and examines the intersection of the disease, religion, and spirituality in the South. (Starr Turner; Tony Wename)

Operation Dixie looks at what fuels the fire in the hearts of union organizers. (Ginger Jolly; Jake DaSilva)

Ten Dollars and a Bus Ticket explores how recently released prisoners adjust to society. (Benjamin Phillip Harmon; CJ McCormick)