2010-2011 Documenting Justice Class


The fifth 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.

The following films debuted at the screening:

Standardized examines educational disparities through the parallel experiences of two Birmingham public high schools students struggling to raise their ACT scores in schools separated by only 10 miles (Hallie Paul; Drew Hoover; Sarah Massey).

Day to Day documents the experiences of young people from across the country who come to Greensboro, Ala., to work for nonprofit organizations. Once they arrive, they learn the realities and challenges of rural life(Chris Izor; Walker Donaldson).

La Marcha follows two Latino activists as they reflect on what an unprecedented anti-immigration bill making its way through the Alabama Legislature could mean to their lives and the state’s future (Will Tucker; Kelsey Stein).

Rosa takes a look at how residents in Rosa, Ala., where mines have been quiet for more than two decades, react when a coal company announces it’s opening its doors in the heart of the community (Jonathan Reed; Hillary Moore).

Catfish examines the U.S. farm-raised catfish industry, which blossomed from its humble beginnings in west Alabama and is now in danger of collapse (Joe Parmer; Jonathan Cobb).

The Chief explores former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore’s reflections on his controversial life in politics, including his removal from office in 2003 (Christopher Scott; Mary Baschab).