Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Nominated for Best Documentary

Best Documentary Award given to the director and producer.


Director/Producer: RaMell Ross

Producers: Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim


Hale County This Morning, This Evening looks at the lives of Daniel and Quincy, two young African American men from rural Hale County, Alabama, over the course of five years. Collins attends college while Bryant becomes a father in an open-ended, poetic exploration of the patiently observed interstices of their lives. The audience is invited to experience the mundane and monumental, birth and death, the quotidian and the sublime. These moments combine to communicate the region’s deep culture and provide glimpses of the complex ways the African American community’s collective image is integrated into America’s visual imagination.