Screening with director Lisa Biagiotti
deepsouth (2012) fashions its lens on big issues in small towns across the rural American South. While focused on the stories of four individuals currently living with or in contact with HIV, deepsouth spins a larger contemporary narrative that engages with themes that have long defined both Southern life and a wider perception of the South: poverty, racial tension, rural isolation, and political struggle. Through its four central stories, we witness the various ways Southern residents are reclaiming “Southern” values to create their own unique solutions for survival.
The film will begin at 7:00pm in the Griffith Film Theater in Duke University’s Bryan Center, followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director, Lisa Biagiotti and Kathryn Whetten (Professor of Public Policy, Global Health, Community & Family Medicine and Nursing and Director, Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research).
The screenings are free and open to the public. Refreshments and free parking passes provided. Please park in the parking deck by the Bryan Center. You will be given a pass to submit to the attendant upon leaving the event.
The theme of this year’s series is The South: Navigating the Past, Carving out a Future. Each spring, the Kenan Institute for Ethics sponsors a film series in collaboration with Duke’s Screen/Society, the Center for Documentary Studies, and the Arts of the Moving Image Program. The films provide popular and accessible vehicles for talking about ethics around a particular theme, and each series as a whole offers rich opportunities for debate and discussion on ethical issues for audiences from both the Duke and Durham communities.