Wow! What a week it has been for Soul City! The film, co-directed by Monica Berra, SheRea DelSol and Gini Richards, screened this weekend at DOC NYC–America’s largest documentary film festival and voted by MovieMaker magazine as one of the “top five coolest documentary film festivals in the world.” The film also screened this week at the St. Louis International Film Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival and the Denver Film Festival.
Check out the DOC NYC Q & A below with Gini Richards and the co-directors of the Agents of Change, which screened in the same block. Both films make an important contribution to the conversation about this country’s ongoing struggle for racial equality and inclusion. Soul City tells the story of a group idealists who attempt to build a multi-racial utopia in North Carolina during the 1970s, while Agents of Change examines the student movements for ethnic studies at Cornell and San Francisco State Universities in the late ’60s and early ’70s.