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Hapeville Continues Annual Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Filmmakers on the Southern Circuit come from all over the United States and embark on tours of up to two weeks throughout the South. As a screening partner, the City of Hapeville hosts a reception and screening of films at the Historic Christ Church & Carriage House, 680 S. Central Ave., Hapeville, GA 30354. Receptions start at 6pm; screenings begin at 7pm. All screenings are free and open to the public - click the image below for additional information.

Friday, September 14, 2018: The Unafraid (Directed by Anayansi Prado & Heather Courtney)

The Unafraid is a documentary by filmmakers Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney that follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending their top state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. Shot in an observational style over a period of four years, this film takes an intimate look at the lives of Alejandro, Silvia and Aldo as they navigate activism, pursuing their right to education, and fighting for the rights of their families and communities. 

Friday October 26, 2018: ¡Las Sandinistas!​ (Directed by Jenny Murray)

¡Las Sandinistas! by director and writer Jenny Murray uncovers the untold stories of women who shattered barriers to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution, and the ensuing US-backed Contra War, as these same women continue to lead the struggle for justice today against their current government’s suppression of women’s rights and democracy. 

Friday November 9, 2018: Farmsteaders (Directed by Cori Shaena Mallett)

Farmsteaders is as much a study of place as it is a study of persistence. Filmmaker, Shaena Mallett, captures this magnificent story. Having abandoned a career as a food processing engineer at General Mills, Nick returns home, the prodigal son, and he, his wife Celeste and their young family resurrect his late grandfather’s dairy farm. Heroic, benign and accessible, Nick and Celeste’s meditations on life, legacy, and resistance offer an unexpected voice from a forsaken people – those who grow the food that sustains us.

Hapeville S. Circuit 2018-19