New Film on Race Relations in the South TONIGHT on PBS


2015 New Release OLD SOUTH will have its broadcast premiere on PBS|WORLD Channel, Tuesday, February 2 at 8pm EST as part of the fourth season of the AMERICA REFRAMED documentary series. The film will be simulcast online with a live chat featuring filmmakers and subject Hope Iglehart. 

"OLD SOUTH sheds light on the dynamics of race relations at the community level and offers an example on how to work together as part of the same team. Ultimately, it is a story of hope, reconciliation and healing amidst great odds." - Justine Nagan, Executive Director/Executive Producer of American Documentary

In the aftermath of Ferguson, Baltimore, and Charleston, local and national conversations about race are taking place. But, is it ever easy to speak openly and honestly? How is change made real? How does a community build trust? OLD SOUTH provides a window into the underlying dynamics of race relations that influence so many American communities, and ultimately inspires hope, reflection, and a crucial step forward. In a classic tale of two cities, OLD SOUTH delivers a quiet yet emotionally charged portrait of two communities living on one block in Athens, GA. Steeped in history - one black, one white - each strives to keep their respective legacies relevant in a changing American South. 

Watch the trailer, and find your station for AMERICA REFRAMED here.  

Be sure to follow the film on social media for updates and to be part of the national conversation surrounding the premiere. Remember to tag your posts with #OldSouthFilm! 
OLD SOUTH on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OldSouthFilm
OLD SOUTH on Twitter: @daniellebeverly 
If you are interested in organizing a screening of OLD SOUTH, or purchasing the film, please contact us by email at orders@wmm.com or by phone at 212-925-0606 ext. 360. For more information click here
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Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  




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