37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Anywhere But Here + 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


Sunday, November 6


2:00 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown A

Film Info

Director: Lorenzo Dickerson (Anywhere But Here); Darnell Lamont Walker (Seeking Asylum)

Runtime: 53 min. + 45 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2016

Country: USA