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

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
Old South at Silver Springs International Film Festival, Ocala FL
Ocala, Florida | April 1, 2016
Dangerlorus #MakeBlackHistory Film Festival
Le Cafe Jazz in Finlay Park, Columbia, South Carolina | February 28, 2016
OLD SOUTH screening at Northwestern University in Qatar
Northwestern University Qatar, Doha | February 21, 2016
OLD SOUTH screening at SWEEt 16 vol.II- THE BLUEprint: RACE, RHYMES & REAL ESTATE – artists and activists weekend
Azule - A Place for the Arts & Community, Hot Springs, NC | February 19, 2016
OLD SOUTH at Beaufort Film Festival
USCB Center for the Arts, Beaufort, SC | February 11, 2016
The World Channel and online simulcast | February 2, 2016
OLD SOUTH at a/perture Cinema (presented by Scalawag Magazine)
a/perture Cinema, Winston-Salem, North Carolina | November 4, 2015
OLD SOUTH at Dallas Video Festival
Angelika Film Center & Café, Dallas, Texas | October 18, 2015
OLD SOUTH at Cal State Union Theatre – Los Angeles Premiere!
CSULA University-Student Union, Los Angeles, CA | October 15, 2015
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE! International Women’s Film Festival – Herat
Herat, Afghanistan | October 11, 2015
OLD SOUTH at NAME Conference (National Association for Multicultural Education)
New Orleans, LA | October 3, 2015
OLD SOUTH at Hurricane Film Festival
Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Mobile, Alabama | September 27, 2015
OLD SOUTH screening at ASAP/7 Conference
Greenville, South Carolina | September 25, 2015
OLD SOUTH screening at ASALH Conference
Atlanta, Georgia | September 25, 2015
OLD SOUTH screening at The University of Notre Dame
pin DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Notre Dame, Indiana | September 24, 2015
SC Courage Campaign screening of OLD SOUTH
Columbia, South Carolina | August 20, 2015
OLD SOUTH “Best of the Fest” screening – Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, California | August 14, 2015
Old South Documentary Screening with Director Q & A
Grassy lot at the corner of Arlington Street and Bragg Street, Greensboro, North Carolina | July 25, 2015
“Old South” Documentary – ATHENS PREMIERE!
Outdoor Screening at Hill First Baptist Church, Athens, Georgia | July 23, 2015
OLD SOUTH at Macon Film Festival
The 567 Center for Renewal, Macon, Georgia | July 18, 2015
OLD SOUTH at Macon Film Festival
The Douglass Theatre, Macon Georgia | July 17, 2015
“Old South” Documentary Outdoor Screening – Park Slope: GreenSpace
GreenSpace @ President Street Garden (corner of 5th Ave & President St.), Brooklyn, New York | July 10, 2015
“Old South” Documentary Screening – Fort Greene
Fort Greene: Carlton Avenue Brooklyn Bear's Garden, Brooklyn, New York | June 26, 2015
“Old South” Documentary Screening at La Plaza Cultural Garden
La Plaza Cultural Garden, New York, New York | June 22, 2015
“Old South” Documentary Outdoor Screening – Buffalo NY
Pelion Community Garden at City Honors School, Buffalo, New York | June 21, 2015
“Old South” JUNETEENTH Documentary Screening – Jamestown NY
Chadakoin Park, Jamestown, NY | June 20, 2015
Old South at SF Doc Fest
Vogue Theatre, San Francisco, California | June 9, 2015
Old South at SF Doc Fest
Roxie Theater. San Francisco, California | June 7, 2015
OLD SOUTH – Austin Film Society
The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, Austin, Texas | May 12, 2015
OLD SOUTH at Indie Grits Film Festival – Columbia SC
Nickelodeon Theatre, Columbia, South Carolina | April 16, 2015
OLD SOUTH – Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, California | March 28, 2015
“Old South” at Atlanta Film Festival
The Plaza Theater, Atlanta, Georgia | March 21, 2015
OLD SOUTH Southern Circuit Tour – Presbyterian College
Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina | March 19, 2015
OLD SOUTH Southern Circuit Tour – Oxford College of Emory University
Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, Georgia | March 18, 2015
OLD SOUTH Southern Circuit Tour – East Tennessee State University
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee | March 16, 2015
OLD SOUTH Southern Circuit Tour – Pompano Beach, FL
Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, Florida | March 14, 2015
OLD SOUTH Southern Circuit Tour – Auburn University
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, Alabama | March 12, 2015
OLD SOUTH Southern Circuit Tour – Indie Memphis
Indie Memphis at Studio on the Square, Memphis, Tennessee | March 11, 2015