“You Gave Me a Song” World Premiere at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2019

We did it! A sold-out house of over 1000 people joined us on April 7, 2019 for our World Premiere of You Gave Me a Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham. Thanks so much to Full Frame for hosting us. Historic Fletcher Hall at the Carolina Theatre was packed with friends, family, and Alice fans of all ages. The post screening mini-performance by Alice, Jim Watson, Cliff Hale, and Tatiana Hargreaves.

Kenny Dalsheimer (Director/Producer), Alice Gerrard, and Ashley Melzer (Producer) smiling and sharing in Q&A post screening
Kenny Dalsheimer (Director/Producer), Alice Gerrard, and Ashley Melzer (Producer) smiling and sharing in Q&A post screening

Alice Gerrard, Cliff Hale, and Jim Watson perform following Full Frame screening in Fletcher Hall, Carolina Theatre Durham

Oh, and there was more icing on the cake. A wonderful post screening celebration of Alice and her music and the launch of the film at NorthStar Church of the Arts. Check out our photo gallery for highlights!

Alice Gerrard, Mike Taylor, Phil Cook, and others performing at NorthStar Church of the Arts, Durham

Our film team is busy submitting to film and music festivals, exploring exciting partnerships for screenings and programming in 2019 and beyond, negotiating music licensing, and cutting a new film trailer. Please sign up for our Newsletter to stay in the loop on upcoming screenings, events, happenings. Finally, consider making a tax-deductible donation to this great project. We need these funds to share the film far and wide with folks across the US and around the world. If you have questions about donating or about our plans for the film, contact us here.

“A Weaverly Path” and Silvia Heyden Tapestries at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC

We’re excited to share about an exhibit of Silvia Heyden tapestries and a screening of A WEAVERLY PATH in Raleigh, NC.  The Lee Hansley Gallery curated a beautiful selection of Silvia’s tapestries for an exhibit at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts from October 2, 2018 through February 2, 2019. We will have a special reception and a screening of A WEAVERLY PATH on October 16th from 5:30-7:30pm.  More info about the exhibit can be found here.


“It’s People, Not Money” – 25 Years of Democracy NC and the Legacy of Bob Hall

Bob Hall speaks at Democracy NC event in May 2017.

Kenny produced a video celebrating the 25 year pro democracy work of Democracy NC and the legacy and leadership of long-time Executive Director Bob Hall. Kenny worked closely with Meredith Emmett and others to tell the inspiring story of Democracy NC, the civil rights roots and successes of the organization, and the role Bob Hall has played in strengthening democracy and good governance in North Carolina.

More from the Democracy North Carolina website….

We are a nonpartisan organization that uses research, organizing, and advocacy to increase voter participation, reduce the influence of big money in politics and achieve a government that is truly of the people, by the people and for the people. Democracy NC grew out of Democracy South which began as a project of the Institute for Southern Studies. For more than 20 years, we’ve taken on powerful industries and political leaders, regardless of party, and promoted reforms that expand public involvement in the political process. Here are highlights of some research reports, as well as formal complaints that we’ve filed against Democrats and Republicans since 1991.

We envision a government that is truly “of the people, for the people and by the people,” where barriers to vote or serve in public office are removed. We want people to have confidence in their political system and feel ownership of their government, and we want elected officials to represent and respect the diversity and interests of the people they were elected to serve.

Peace In Our Pockets Now Streaming!

You can now watch Peace In Our Pockets on Youtube & Vimeo!
We are making the film widely available to support important peace work locally and globally.PIOP Card

There is much peace work to do in 2017 and the years ahead –
– Kenyans prepare for national elections
North Carolinians work to protect voting rights
and secure and expand civil and human rights
– and people around the world are committing to build more peaceful, healthy, thriving families and communities.

We hope hope the film offers inspiration and strategies to peacebuilders around the world.

We invite university and college instructors and students to watch via Kanopy Streaming.

A WEAVERLY PATH at La Triennale Internationale Des Arts Textiles en Outaouais 2016

A Weaverly Path screened at La Triennale Internationale Des Arts Textiles en Outaouais 2016 as part of a new film series that explores, contemporary, enthnocultural, and historical textile arts.  The series was presented in collaboration with the Cultural Diffusion Centres of the Outaouais.

This is a great gathering with some amazing exhibitions and project.  “Own Our Own Time V” is a performance art piece in the form of monumental knitting and several In-Situ Art Installations are especially exciting collaborative projects. la-triennale-des-arts-textiles-2016

“PEACE IN OUR POCKETS” Screens at Human District 2016 in Belgade

Thanks to HUMAN DISTRICT 2016 – The International Film Festival of Human Rights for inviting us to screen in Belgrade on June 24th @ 19:55hrs. We are very excited to share our film at this festival that selects a diverse program of amazing films, films that foster respect of human rights and advocate for protecting human and civil rights. HumanDistrict2016

PEACE IN OUR POCKETS Official Selection 2016 Longleaf Film Festival

We have exciting news! Peace in Our Pockets is an Official Selection at the 2016 Longleaf Film Festival at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, NC. This fest puts a spotlight on made in NC films so we are especially happy to be screening with other great NC filmmakers and films.

Peace in Our Pockets screens Saturday, May 14th at 6pm to 8:30pm in the Daniels Auditorium.  Our film screens with a number of narrative and documentary shorts. The event is free and open to the public. You can learn more about the screening, schedule, and festival  at the Longleaf website here.