Documentary Shorts @ Y'allywood Film Festival

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Collinsville Trade Day, 1988 by Jason Keener
" good as an early Errol Morris short. It's really quite touching in a very subtle but powerful way."
- Adam Wingard (director, The Guest, You're Next)

In 1988, my Paw Paw Charles took his video camcorder to Collinsville Trade Day to document the popular outdoor market for posterity. 26 years later, I found the tape buried in a box in his living room closet. I edited his footage and the resulting film is a very personal collaboration with my grandfather about a small town's culture.

Curry & Erin by Eric O'Donnell
Stricken with ALS and blessed with a loving husband, a day in the life of Nashville artist Erin Brady Worsham is like no other.

Eat White Dirt by Adam Forrester
Eat White Dirt weaves the story of Tammy Wright, a 37-year-old mother addicted to eating kaolin, with that of scientists, local historians, a physician, an artist, and three other practitioners of geophagy, or earth-eating. Throughout the film, Tammy charismatically describes and exhibits her daily diet, primarily consisting of white dirt. Each character is connected by their own unique kinship with kaolin, or white dirt. The film focuses on this practice within the American South while also referencing its larger global perspective. Earth-eating has been documented in written accounts since 400 BCE; these accounts were most often misinformed and describe the practice as purely destructive. By sharing the ongoing narrative of contemporary scientists engaged in cutting-edge research and modern-day accounts from practitioners of this mysterious and unfamiliar behavior, the tradition, as well as its people, emerge as a courageous counterpoint to the misguided stigmas often associated with eating white dirt.
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