A portrait of contemporary life in Hale County, Alabama. A series of fleeting, quotidian moments – church services, basketball practice, and family gatherings – that allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South, trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming.
Andrew Chan @ Film Comment wrote:
Most first-time directors with sweeping aesthetic ambitions are not known for the delicacy of their approach. But RaMell Ross, the photographer turned filmmaker behind the most beautiful American documentary of the year, has managed to couch a profound sense of mission—the interrogation of how black people are framed in American visual culture—in a tone of matter-of-factness that thwarts facile interpretation.
1.30GB | 1h 10m | 1280×720 | mkv