1. The Documentary Project: A Longterm Engagement That Culminates in a Book

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    Sponsored by Leica Join professional photographer Magdalena Solé for an information packed lecture on her documentary project. The talk is based on her two years of work in the Mississippi Delta culminating in the release of a book. By introducing her new book "New Delta Rising" she will explore a series of topics: including the process of photographing spontaneously and intuitively; how to photograph in cultures other than one’s own; how to edit photographs so they reveal a story. How to make a strong connection with your subjects and develop a personal style of shooting. The photographer says of herself, her work and her Delta project: “Photography is about illuminating the familiar to reveal the unfamiliar and surprising. To make an exhilarating picture I have to become part of a culture and at the same time retain the perspective of something seen for the first time. For me, the work of photography is entering a new community and then trying to shed my ‘outsiderness.’ Perhaps, this is my one best talent. I became skilled at entering a new culture and finding great joy by becoming invisible and being welcomed at the same time. The Delta is a welcoming place - people have such a deep sense of community and family ties that one more lost soul is a small addition. I am simply the family member with a camera. The Delta is a place where changes do not happen fast. Death seems to be the only inevitable that ripples change into people’s lives.” After her talk she will be available to sign her new book. Magdalena Sole http://www.solepictures.com/

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    • You're Never Too Far From a Bologna Sandwich

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      This is why I love Tennessee. Went for a drive on New Year's Day, found a country store, ordered a bologna sandwich. Cheese? 20 cents. And of course, Coke in a bottle, the sugar kind. The store was called "Last Chance." Don't ask me where it was. Here's an homage to aimless wandering, the lure of the road, and the reassuring proximity of most places in the rural south to a bologna sandwich. http://swooningblue.blogspot.com/2013/01/happy-new-year.html Song "Witness Blues" by A. A. Bondy.

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      • deepsouth VOD

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        from Lisa Biagiotti / Added

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        http://deepsouthfilm.com | 'deepsouth' is a documentary about the rural American South, and the people who inhabit its most quiet 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 away from his suffocating Mississippi Delta hometown. With no funds and few resources, Monica and Tammy try tirelessly to unite reluctant participants at their annual HIV retreat in rural Louisiana. Kathie, an Alabama activist, spends 120 days a year on the road fighting a bureaucracy that continues to ignore the South. 'deepsouth' won the SHOUT! LGBT Best Documentary Feature Award at the Sidewalk Film Festival and the Best Documentary and Best Audience Favorite Awards at the Outflix Film Festival. Director: Lisa Biagiotti | Director of Photography: Duy Linh Tu | Editor: Joe Lindquist PRESS: http://deepsouthfilm.com/281057 Website: http://deepsouthfilm.com | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/deepsouthfilm | Twitter: @deepsouthfilm

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        • Images of the Rural South by Folk Artist Lisa Cain, Ph.D.

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          Neuroscientist, Educator,Consultant and Artist tells how her folk art art is a tribute to the individuals that she grew up with in the rural South in the Community of Canton, MS.

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          • deepsouth - Trailer VOD

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            from Lisa Biagiotti / Added

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            FILM SYNOPSIS: 'deepsouth' is a documentary about the neglected crisis of HIV/AIDS in rural American South. Beneath layers of history, poverty, and now soaring HIV infections, three 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 away from his suffocating Mississippi Delta hometown. With no funds and few resources, Monica tries tirelessly to unite reluctant participants at her annual HIV retreat in rural Louisiana. Kathie, an Alabama activist, spends 120 days a year on the road fighting a bureaucracy that continues to ignore the South. Director: Lisa Biagiotti | Director of Photography: Duy Linh Tu | Editor: Joe Lindquist http://deepsouthfilm.com | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/deepsouthfilm | Twitter: @deepsouthfilm

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            • The Ladies of the Pleasant Hill Quilting Club, Texas-intro trailer

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              The Ladies of the Pleasant Hill Quilting Club make and sell quilts to raise funds for the restoration of their Rosenwald School. The Pleasant Hill Rosenwald School was one of approximately 5,000 such schools built from 1917-1948 to help educate African Americans in the rural South. With their songs, spirituals, and Underground Railroad sampler Quilts they shed light on an uncomfortable side of American history.

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