Students Premiere Films Exploring Social Justice at Bama Theatre

By:    Date: 04-22-2013

Join us on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa for the seventh annual Documenting Justice screening. The screening features seven original short documentaries from UA students. Admission is free. You can find out more about Documenting Justice here: documentingjustice.org/

FEATURING:

“A Settlement” by Ellie Campbell, Elizabeth Blair and Abbot Henderson – In 2003, Anniston, Alabama received a $700 million toxic waste settlement. Can money fix 40 years of contamination?

“Moving for Midtown” by Brass Bralley and Madalyn Vaughn – “Moving for Midtown” considers the impact large developments can have on local communities. Is there a difference between a house and a home?

“The Straight and Narrow” by Heath Kinzer and Hunter Holt – A conservative Christian mother contemplates her beliefs and relationship with her son, months following his coming out.

“Today and Tomorrow” by Bre Swims and Okha Patel – In the context of a state that does not provide adequate sex education, what is a teen mother faced with on a daily basis?

“Hale County Gorilla” by Benjamin Voigt and Amy Reisch – A year after an unexpected visitor puts their home in the national spotlight, Hale County residents talk about life in small town Alabama.

“What it Means to Know” by Mary Scott Hodgin – Two years after taking a genetic test, four sisters reflect on the results.

“Reasonable Doubt” by Caitlin Trotter and ShaMyra Sylvester – In a justice system that presumes innocence and requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt, can we ever really know the truth?