deepsouth

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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great film, highlighting serious problems but didn't leave you feeling depressed afterwards

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Ann

    Wonderful documentary and fantastic to have the Director there to discuss it. I would love to team up with a documentary filmmaker to address school dropout, the nature of my work. Very inspiring in terms of how a doc film such as deepsouth can potentially galvanize communities toward action and social/economic problem solving.

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Shawna

    An important and informative human rights documentary. Here's some background on Kathie Hiers: http://www.poz.com/articles/southern_star_kathie_hiers_2826_25146.shtml?commentson=yes#pagecomments.

    March 19, 2014

  • Mark F.

    Really liked the film, good conversation afterwards.

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • John H.

    I'll be late. I hope to connect with the group after the show.

    March 18, 2014

  • Miri

    As much as I'd wanted to make it to this ethics series- tonight especially- looks like I won't after all. Just not enough time today on this Tuesday. Enjoy.

    March 18, 2014

  • Beverly S.

    Unfortunately I forgot I have an important doctors appointment

    March 18, 2014

  • Steve S.

    Change of plans. Hope everyone enjoys the film

    March 18, 2014

  • amnon

    I'm a maybe depending on when I get out of the office.

    March 18, 2014

  • Erley

    Sorry I took a fall this morning from the ice. So I'm just going to go home and ICE everything.

    March 18, 2014

    • Shawna

      so sorry to hear that, i hope you are ok, take care.

      March 18, 2014

  • Janet

    I'll be heading back from a workshop on Greensboro that day. If I can make it in time, I'll be there!

    March 15, 2014

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