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Hale County This Morning, This Evening RaMell Ross

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This first documentary feature by photographer RaMell Ross radically redefines the on-screen representation of African Americans. Filmed over nearly five years in a small Alabama town, Hale County This Morning, This Evening rejects documentary conventions in favour of a sensory, lyrical approach centred on capturing moments of everyday life. Alternating between the mundane and the sublime, the sociological and the metaphysical, Hale County takes us to the heart of a community without ever squeezing it into a utilitarian grand narrative. While some of the protagonists break away, they are just one element of the sensitive reality conveyed by the filmmaker through bold editing reminiscent of poetic writing. (BD)

Presented in collaboration with the Montreal International Black Film Festival

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

  • Country : United States
  • Year : 2018
  • V.O : English
  • Duration : 76 MIN
  • Cinematography : RaMell Ross
  • Editing : RaMell Ross
  • Production : RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim
  • Sound Design : Dan Timmons, Tony Volante

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