Short Film Block 1


Included: Who is James Meredith (I already gave you materials for this), Operation Overlord, Teddy, The Gift of Freedom

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Who is James Meredith?
Directed by Judy Alsobrooks Meredith, Ph.D.
29 minutes, 58 seconds

This short documentary is about the storied life of James Meredith, who in 1962 influenced President John Kennedy to involve the federal government to ensure his enrollment as the first black student at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). Four years later, Meredith survived several shotgun injuries when he was ambushed while on his one man “Meredith March Against Fear” from Memphis to Jackson, Mississippi. Unlike in more formal interview settings, this film captures Meredith in casual conversations with his siblings, a family friend, grandchildren of former U.S. Attorney General, Robert Kennedy and French journalists about his experiences and reasons behind his lone war against white supremacy in the 1960s. The film is narrated by his wife, Dr. Judy Meredith.

Operation Overlord: OSS and the Battle for France
Directed by Carl Colby
13 minutes, 25 seconds

The film tells the story of Allied special forces, Free French Forces and the French Resistance whose daring exploits behind enemy lines changed the course of World War II.

Directed by Lisa Bell Roden
3 minutes, 29 seconds

This film is a study of a member of the director’s family, and that family member happens to be a bear.

The Gift of Freedom
Directed by Carolyn Downie and Neels Britz
5 minutes

This film takes a message from history to a new level – into today’s tipping point of politics and culture. Drawing on perspectives from President John Adams and psychologist Abraham Maslow, “The Gift of Freedom” builds upon the evolutionary process of society and uncovers the archetypes within it. From the theater of war to the stage of self-actualization, the construct of freedom is carried from American history into today’s politics and culture.

Additional information


Friday, September 24th, Saturday, September 25th


3:30 – 4:30, 1:15 – 2:15, 5:30 – 6:30


The Strand, Hayes Theater 1, Hayes Theater 2

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