ON THESE GROUNDS
Documentary Feature Film
World Premiere, 2021 SXSW Film Festival
Winner, Special Jury Award Documentary Feature, 2021 Independent Film Festival Boston
Directed by Garrett Zevgetis
Produced by Ariana Garfinkel, Jeff Consiglio, Chico Colvard
Edited by Jeff Consiglio
Co-Editor Chrystie Martinez Gouz
Original Music by Chanda Dancy
ON THESE GROUNDS explores the landscape and ripple of an explosive 2015 viral video that emerged from a classroom in Columbia, South Carolina, propelling us all into a national conversation about youth, authority and race. When a White policeman throws a Black teenager from her school desk, one woman uproots her life to help the girl, face the officer and dismantle the system that allows incidents such as this one to occur in schools across the country.
Releasing in the Fall of 2021.
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