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Anywhere But Here + Seeking Asylum2016. USA. 53 min. + 45 min.
Director: Lorenzo Dickerson (Anywhere But Here); Darnell Lamont Walker (Seeking Asylum)
These two documentaries by local filmmakers explore race and inequality on both the local and global level. Anywhere But Here, by director Lorenzo Dickerson, focuses on the flaws in the American justice system and the importance of overcoming negative life experiences. The film features interviews from 13 African-American men incarcerated at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. Seeking Asylum documents director Darnell Lamont Walker’s experience leaving the U.S. in search of a safe space, traveling through other countries in the wake of injustice and tyranny against African-American citizens. Discussion with director Lorenzo Dickerson and director Darnell Lamont Walker