Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community in Alabama’s Black Belt, “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” offers an emotive impression of the Historic South. Daniel Collins attends college in search of opportunity while Quincy Bryant becomes a father to an energetic son. Quotidian moments of their lives and the surrounding southern landscape are given importance, drawing poetic comparisons between historical symbols and the African American banal. Images are woven together to replace narrative arc with visual movements. As photographer and filmmaker RaMell Ross crafts an inspired tapestry made up of time, the human soul, history, environmental wonder, sociology, and cosmic phenomena, his film trumpets the beauty of life and consequences of race, while simultaneously existing as a testament to dreaming – despite the odds.