Crossin’ All The Boundaries, 11 minutes

A film by Brooke Bassin & Rebecca Parish
Produced by Barefoot Workshops, Inc
Created: February 2008, Clarksdale, MS © Barefoot Workshops
Instructors: Chandler Griffin, Alison Fast & Damien Blaylock

Exploring race, class, gender, and power in a small Mississippi Delta town through the lens of the 2008 presidential primaries. Crossin’ All The Boundaries is a journey through Clarksdale, a small town on the Mississippi Delta. Three weeks before the 2008 Mississippi Presidential Primaries, the filmmakers, Rebecca Parrish and Brooke Bassin, travel across boundaries of race and class in this small Southern town to find out how people relate to the candidates and to national politics as a whole. In this intimate portrait of a political process that can often seem distant and abstract, the filmmakers meet people where they’re at: on the street, at work, in their living rooms, at church, and even golfing at the country club. The film ultimately goes beyond the elections to provide a window into the operations of race, class, gender, and power.
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This 2-week HDV workshop runs twice a year and is designed for photojournalists who are looking to make the move to video-journalism and the web, new documentary filmmakers who want to launch their careers in web and television documentaries and for those with experience in some aspects of filmmaking that are looking to expand their skill, understanding and mastery of the whole process. Producers, cinematographers, editors and writers with narrative experience who are considering working in non-fiction filmmaking are also encouraged to enroll.

Students learn all aspects of the process including the importance of the still image, HDV camera, compact lighting methods, field sound, field editing and how to weave the story. To view an extended version of the course description, visit our website at barefootworkshops.org.

This is one of many tuition-based workshops that Barefoot offers. In addition to the Mississippi Delta, check out our website, barefootworkshops.org, to learn more about our workshops in Africa, Australia and the West Bank.

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