We are pleased to announce the Folk School will be a 2021-22 Screening Partner for South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers!
South Arts is a regional organization that supports southern artists, arts organizations, and communities. We’ll be a Screening Partner for the Southern Circuit, a series of film screenings and programming that connects US-based documentary filmmakers with communities throughout the south to share their work, discuss their process, and engage with audiences about issues impacting their community. To learn more about the other ways South Arts give back to artists, including their grants and fellowships, programs, conferences, and more, visit their website.
This fall, we’ll be hosting five virtual film screenings that allow our community to connect through thematic workshops, Q&As with filmmakers, and more. All screenings will be at 7:00 p.m. and free to viewers.
If you can’t make it to a live film screening or want to watch at your own pace, don’t worry. Films are available to watch up to four days after their screen date through Eventive, so you won’t miss out on viewing.
Screening: And So I Stayed
Join us to watch And So I Stayed (2021) on Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Q&A with filmmakers on Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m.
And So I Stayed is an award-winning documentary about survivors of abuse fighting for their lives and spending years behind bars. These women paid a steep price with long prison sentences, lost time with loved ones, and painful memories. Activist and formerly incarcerated survivor Kim Dadou Brown, who met her wife while incarcerated, is a driving force in the passage of New York’s Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA), a new law meant to prevent survivors from receiving harsh prison sentences for their acts of survival. Nikki Addimando, a mother of two young children, suffered the consequences when a judge didn’t follow the law’s guidelines. Tanisha Davis, a single mother who was ripped away from her son in 2013, is hopeful the new law is her way out of a harsh prison sentence. This film is made for and by survivors. For them/us to feel heard, seen, and believed.
To learn more about the film and register for these events, visit our blog.