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Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Director(s)
RaMell Ross
Country
United States
Year
2018
Language
English with French subtitles
Duration
76 min

This first documentary feature by photographer RaMell Ross radically redefines the on-screen representation of African Americans. Filmed over nearly five years in a small Alabama town, Hale County This Morning, This Evening rejects documentary conventions in favour of a sensory, lyrical approach centred on capturing moments of everyday life. Alternating between the mundane and the sublime, the sociological and the metaphysical, Hale County takes us to the heart of a community without ever squeezing it into a utilitarian grand narrative. While some of the protagonists break away, they are just one element of the sensitive reality conveyed by the filmmaker through bold editing reminiscent of poetic writing. (BD – RIDM)

Special JuryAward for Creative Vision– Sundance Film Festival

Jury Grand Prize for Best international feature – Montreal International Documentary Film Festival (RIDM)

Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award– Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

2018 Bruce Sinofsky Prize for Best Documentary– Montclair Film Festival

John Marshall Award for excellence in contemporary ethnographic cinema, Camden International Film Festival

Cinematic Documentary Award, Cork International Film Festival 

Special Jury Award for Best Documentary, Indie Memphis Film Festival

Prenominated at the 2019 Academy Awards

 

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Director(s)
RaMell Ross
Country
United States
Year
2018
Language
English with French subtitles
Duration
76 min