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Hale County This Morning, This Evening

RaMell Ross

"...one of the most important works of non-fiction filmmaking of the year."

Dazzling and sun-drenched, Hale County This Morning, This Evening is an innovative, impressionistic portrait of contemporary life in Hale County, Alabama. Constructed from a series of fleeting, quotidian moments – church services, basketball practice and family gatherings – RaMell Ross’ careful, considered project was filmed over five years.

Taken as a whole, the film serves as an urgent and current political critique, questioning issues of representation and stereotype prevalent in images of Black America and investigating the reproduction of blackness via film and photography. Ross delivers one of the most important works of non-fiction filmmaking of the year.