Series/Themes: Black Excellence, Special Guests, Spotlight on Virginia Filmmaking
Film Year: 2020
Film Length: 57 min.
Director: Pam Hervey and Todd Hervey
Featuring: Hamilton Glass
“Good fences make good neighbors.” – Robert Frost, Mending Walls.
In the wake of the social unrest following George Floyd’s death, artist Hamilton Glass brings together 30 artists from different walks of life to collaborate, connect, and heal through art and storytelling. Based in Richmond, Virginia, the Mending Walls project pairs up artists of different backgrounds to complete a public art project that is meant to incite discussion not only amongst viewers but also between the artists themselves. Directed by Pam and Todd Hervey, this film follows the collaborative journey of some of the artists involved in the project and gives a glimpse into the healing process and educational growth that is taking place in the current day. Introduction by President and CEO of VPM Jayme Swain, discussion with producer Pam Hervey, co-producer Hamilton Glass, and subject Matt Lively, moderated by Marc Cheatham (The Cheats Movement)
Presented by VPM and support by UVA Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This film is part of the Spotlight on Virginia Filmmaking series presented by Virginia Film Office.