February 24, 2022 Update:
Two new acquisitions from WMM – APART (dir. Jennifer Redfearn) and FANNIE LOU HAMER’S AMERICA (dir. Joy Davenport, prod. Monica Land) – will premiere on PBS the week of February 21! Read more about these exciting films below. And, on February 15, join a pre-broadcast discussion about the relevance of Fannie Lou Hamer’s activism today with: the film’s producer and Fannie Lou Hamer’s great niece, Monica Land; director Joy E. Davenport; 2022 Academy Award® nominee Aunjanue Ellis; historian and author Dr. Keisha N. Blain; and American Documentary Executive Director Erika Dilday. Register to attend here.
APART follows three unforgettable, formerly incarcerated mothers, jailed for drug-related charges, fighting to overcome alienation—and a society that labels them “felons”—as they readjust to life with their families. Watch the premiere on PBS’ Independent Lens Monday, February 21 on air and the PBS Video app starting at 10/9c.
FANNIE LOU HAMER’S AMERICA (dir. Joy Davenport, prod. Monica Land (Fannie Lou Hamer’s niece!)) is a portrait of the civil rights activist and the injustices in America that made her work essential. Through public speeches, personal interviews, and powerful songs of the fearless Mississippi sharecropper-turned-human-rights-activist, FANNIE LOU HAMER’S AMERICA explores and celebrates the lesser-known life of one of the Civil Rights Movement’s greatest leaders. Watch the broadcast premiere on PBS Tuesday, February 22 and on WORLD Channel’s America ReFramed Thursday, February 24. Check local listings for airtimes.