DOC Savannah is one of two community partners that will join PBS Stations around the country to connect Savannah with documentaries that can engage the audience with dialogue on social issues that affect our local communities as a grant recipient for the POV “Our America: Documentaries in Dialogue” initiative.
With this grant, DOC Savannah will present a series of screenings and educational programming for Pier Kids and The Neutral Ground in October and November this Fall. Screenings will take place in both Savannah and Statesboro.
Pier Kids (2019)
What does life look like for LGBTQ+ youth fifty years after Stonewall? Pier Kids, directed by Elegance Bratton and produced by Chester Algernal Gordon, transports audiences to New York City’s historic Christopher Street Pier where homeless queer Black youth navigate the streets to find safety and stability. The film shines a light on an underground community of Pier Kids, showcasing the intricate ways queer people of color utilize public space to build chosen family. This hopeful portrait exposes a side of New York City many often choose to ignore.
The Neutral Ground (2020)
In December 2015, the New Orleans City Council voted to remove four Confederate monuments from public grounds. A forceful group of critics protested the decision, and fearing retaliation, no crew would agree to remove the statues.
Stay tuned for information about upcoming screenings and programming for these films.