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Saturday, August 24 • 12:40pm - 2:20pm
American Identity: National Docs

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All on a Mardi Gras Day
Directed by Michal Pietrzyk
23 minutes • USA
Documentary short
Demond sacrifices to be Big Chief in a secret 200-year culture known as Mardi Gras Indians, spending all year sewing feathered suits in a battle to decide who’s “the prettiest.”

A Normal Girl
Directed by Aubree Bernier-Clarke
14 minutes • USA
Documentary short
A Normal Girl brings the widely unknown struggles of intersex people to light, through the story of intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis.

All Skinfolk Ain't Kinfolk
Directed by Angela Tucker
20 minutes • USA
Documentary short
The unprecedented story of two black women running for office as the first female mayor of New Orleans through the eyes of black women.

Walk with Pride
Directed by Kaela Waldstein
6 minutes • USA
Documentary short
Santa Fe Indian Market’s Haute Couture Fashion Show offers a contemporary view of evolving Native American and First Nation's identities.

F*** Your Hair
Directed by Jason Polevoi
38 minutes • USA
Documentary short
Latin-American immigrant owners of a fledgling brewery were approached by the Trump Tower to sell their beer, but after his remarks about immigrants, they take a stand.

Screenings in the Alabama School of Fine Arts multiplex are proudly sponsored by Birmingham Business Journal and ASFA.

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Jason Polevoi

Director, One City Films
Jason Polevoi graduated from Columbia College Chicago's film and video program with honors in 2008. He has since worked on both national and local television shows in Chicago, Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia as a Producer, Director, and Editor. For his work in television Jason has won... Read More →
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Michal Pietrzyk

Michal Pietrzyk was born in Poland, and emigrated to the US after his father’s imprisonment as a member of the anti-communist movement Solidarity. He’s produced over 130 hours of network TV for National Geographic, Discovery, and Travel Channel, specializing in intimate, character-driven... Read More →

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Alabama School of Fine Arts

Alabama School of Fine Arts
The Alabama School of Fine Arts is a partially residential public school authorized and funded by the Alabama Legislature to provide tuition-free instruction for impassioned students, grades 7-12. The school provides focused specialty instruction in Creative Writing, Dance, Mathematics... Read More →

Saturday August 24, 2019 12:40pm - 2:20pm CDT
ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theater