Old South

In Athens, Georgia, a college fraternity traditionally known to fly the confederate flag moves to a historically Black neighborhood and establishes their presence by staging an antebellum-style parade. What starts with a neighborhood struggle over cultural legacies in the South, the opening of a community garden becomes a grounds for understanding, as well as a physical and emotional space for healing, offering a sense of possibility and hope for the future.


Executive Producer:

“…a rich and nuanced film…does offer a politics, but also acknowledges complexity and humanity.”

– Thomas J. Castillo, Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University, Department of Theatre and Film

” *** ½ Highly recommended… a surprisingly hopeful documentary that begins with a portrait of a community dividing itself along polarized racial lines but ends on a symbol of possibility.”

– Video Librarian

“I can’t recommend OLD SOUTH highly enough, both for its entertainment value and for its usefulness as a tool in sparking much needed dialogues”

– Dr. Kendra Hamilton, Professor of English, Presbyterian College

“…provides an entry point for dialogue, deliberation, and re-imagining how communities can thrive.”

– Jess Solomon, Community Engagement Facilitator, Alternate ROOTS

“…a familiar story to many…total erasure of neighborhoods that were once vital communities.”

– Laura Kissel, Professor and Director of School of Visual Art and Design, University of South Carolina

“Beverly unveils the hauntingly present racism still inherent in the Old South, while creating a dichotomy that opens up a space for a much needed conversation.”

– Kristy Brenerman, Programming Director, Atlanta Film Festival

Award of Merit (i.e. the best documentary) – The 70th Annual University Film & Video Association Conference

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Screening History

Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming screenings!
Old South on Al Jazeera Witness
Al Jazeera English | July 1, 2020
University Film & Video Association 70th Annual Conference
Green Valley Ranch Resort, Henderson, Nevada | August 3, 2016
Encore National Broadcast, on “America ReFramed”
World Channel/PBS | July 26, 2016
Old South at Northwestern University, Evanston IL
Northwestern University, Evanston IL | May 1, 2016