Comedian C.J. Hunt tries to answer the question: Why is it so hard to break up with the Confederacy? as he tracks the removal of monuments.
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Director CJ Hunt is comedy writer and director living in NYC. He is currently a field producer on The Daily Show. He has been a field producer for BET's The Rundown with Robin Thedeand a staff writer for A&E's Black and White, and a cast member on MTV2's Vidiots. A member of the 2018 Firelight Media Documentary Lab, CJ is directing a documentary… Show more about the fight over confederate monuments in New Orleans. He spends his free time hosting The Moth, making faces in the mirror, and writing short films. A graduate from Brown University in Africana Studies, CJ is endlessly fascinated by race and comedy's ability to say what we can't. Show less
Laura Green is a documentary director and editor based in San Francisco. She has directed, produced and edited five short documentaries, which played at numerous festivals, including Palm Springs Shortfest, Aspen Shortsfest, Sarasota Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, and Outfest. She edited True Son (2014), a feature length documentary,… Show more which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the new documentary web-series The F Word. Green is also a lecturer at Stanford University, California College of the Arts, and the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. Show less
Brett Story is a geographer and non-fiction filmmaker based out of Toronto and New York. Her films have screened at True/False, Oberhausen, Hot Docs, the Viennale, and Dok Leipzig, among other festivals. Her second feature-length film, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016) was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Hot Docs Canadian International… Show more Documentary Festival and was a nominee for Best Canadian Feature Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards. The film was broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens in April of 2017. Brett holds a PhD in geography from the University of Toronto and is the author of a non-fiction book, The Prison Out of Place, forthcoming from the University of California Press in 2018. She was the recipient of the Documentary Organization of Canada Institute’s 2014 New Visions Award and the 2016 Governor General’s Gold Medal from the University of Toronto for academic excellence. Brett was a 2016 Sundance Institute Art of Nonfiction Fellow. Show less
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Watch the stories of undocumented young people as they sit in limbo between deportation and a path to citizenship.
Inspired by Jeff Chang’s acclaimed collection of essays, this series asks the questions: why and how did we become so divided? What can we do now to be alright?
alter-NATIVE follows a year in the life of Native American fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail.