DOC Savannah is a returning community partner 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 support from Open Society.
With this grant, DOC Savannah will present a series of screenings and educational programming for Let the Little Light Shine and I Didn’t See You There this fall and winter. Screenings will take place in both Savannah and Statesboro.
Let the Little Light Shine (2022)
National Teachers Academy (NTA) is considered a beacon for Black children: a top-ranked, high-performing elementary school in the fastest growing neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. As the neighborhood gentrifies, a wealthy parents’ group seeks to close NTA and replace it with a high school campus. How will NTA’s community fight to save their beloved institution?
I Didn’t See You There (2022)
When a circus tent goes up outside his Oakland apartment, a disabled filmmaker launches into a meditative journey exploring the history of freakdom, vision, and (in)visibility. Shot from the director’s physical perspective — mounted to his wheelchair or handheld —I Didn’t See You There serves as a clear rebuke to the norm of disabled people being seen and not heard. Winner, 2022 Sundance, U.S. Documentary Director and Grand Jury Prize nominee.
Stay tuned for information about upcoming screenings and programming for these films.