“In the Midst of a Movement” (2006) 28-minute documentary film. Mark of Excellence award at the BEA Festival of the Arts. Official selection Cine Noir film festival, March 2007. Accepted for broadcast on UNC-TV. Documentary prize and jury award at the Barton Film Festival.

In the Midst of the Movement, a documentary film produced by faculty member Brooke Barnett and students in her capstone course last fall was an official selection at the Cine Noir film festival in Wilmington, North Carolina and will received a mark of excellence at the Broadcast Education Association media festival of arts in Los Vegas next week. The film also won the documentary division award and special jury prize at the Barton College film festival.

This 27-minute high definition documentary titled In the Midst of a Movement highlights prominent southern journalists who covered the civil rights movement. Karl Flemimg, North Carolina native who covered the movement for Newsweek; Dorothy Butler Gilliam, Memphis native who reported for the Washington Post; Moses Newson, Florida native who worked for the Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper; and Horace Carter, Pulitzer prize winner from a North Carolina weekly are all featured. The film also profiles Jerry Mitchell, a contemporary reporter for the Clarion Ledger in Mississippi, who’s investigative work has led to a number of civil rights era crime convictions.


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