2015-2016 Documenting Justice Class


The tenth 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:

Demolition by Neglect   A reflection on the life of Larkway Gardens, an apartment complex in Birmingham’s West End neighborhood, and the circumstances that led to its ultimate demise. (Kaitlin Buck; Kendall Roden)

Ending the Silence  Revisiting the experiences of volunteers during the early years of the HIV / AIDS epidemic, all of whom still serve today at the various Birmingham HIV / AIDS Organizations that their early work helped create. (Geena Marshall; Jo Mosher)

Grist, Alabama A story of people and a park. (Marshall Anderson; Josh Wiggins)

The Ridge Struggling against time, nostalgia, and a deteriorating home, a daughter seeks balance between her heritage and her future on her family’s land. (Katy Turner; Allison Upshaw)

Ma’Cille’s (one of a kind ever) Museum of Miscellanea  A film about preservation, loss, and family heritage, three granddaughters and their close family friend reflect on the legacy of “Ma’Cille” House and the museum she created from 1954-1994 in Pickens County, Alabama.  (Gail Aronson; Grace Kyle)