This film is part of Duke University's Screen/Society -- 2014 Ethics Film Series: The South - Navigating the Past, Carving out a Future.
deepsouth explores the rural American South and the people who inhabit its most distant corners. Beneath layers of history, poverty, and now soaring HIV infections, four Americans redefine traditional Southern values to create their own solutions to survive. Josh, a college student, seeks the support of an underground gay family miles from his suffocating Mississippi Delta hometown. With no funds and few resources, Monica and Tammy tirelessly try to unite reluctant participants at their annual HIV retreat in rural Louisiana. Kathie, an Alabama activist, spends 120 days every year on the road fighting a bureaucracy that continues to ignore the South. Each of these stories shares a particular perspective on life with HIV in a region of the United States often ignored by politicians and the public – a point of view that turns out to be both educational and inspirational. Running time: 1 hr 40 mins.
FREE admission, parking passes to Bryan Center Parking Deck, and snacks.
*Q&A to follow with the film's director, Lisa Biagiotti, and Kathryn Whetten (Professor of Public Policy and Global Health; Professor of Community & Family Medicine and Nursing and Director, Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research).
Show time is 7:00 PM, let's gather in the lobby 15 minutes beforehand. We can head to Six Plates afterwards, 2812 Erwin Rd, if there is interest.