Short films based on the life’s work of William Ferris, an audio recordist, filmmaker, folklorist, and teacher with an unwavering commitment to establish and to expand the study of the American South.
** Featuring Q&A with Filmmaker William Ferris
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William Ferris was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1942. Growing up on a working farm, Ferris began at a young age documenting the artwork, music, and lives of the people on the farm and in his local community. The archive of recordings that he created and the documentary films that he had a hand in producing have served as powerful tools in institutions of higher learning for decades.
Featured in this screening:
GRAVEL SPRINGS FIFE AND DRUM (10 mins)
RAY LUM: MULE TRADER (18 mins)
FOUR WOMEN ARTISTS (24 mins)
BOTTLE UP AND GO (18 mins)
HUSH HOGGIES HUSH (4 mins)
Indie Memphis Nights presented by Orion FCU
Presented with Crosstown Arts