CLARKSTON (working title), is an independent documentary feature film currently in production that examines what America looks like through the eyes of our newest Americans. Intimate character-driven stories lead us through a small southern town known as “the most diverse square mile in the America.” For more info on the film please visit www.clarkstonfilm.com.
This episode shares why we decided to make this movie.
CLARKSTON is a documentary that aspires to discover the soul of America by examining it through the eyes of outcasts.
Intimate character-driven stories lead us through a small Southern town known as the most diverse square mile in America. Clarkston, Georgia is home to people from over 150 ethnicities, many of whom were forced to flee their homelands as refugees. It's a community where a former white supremacist and a former refugee from different faiths are friends. A place where encroaching bigotry is met with baklava and peaceful protest, where tribes at war around the world find peace and reconciliation, and where U.S. veterans reconnect with the interpreters they served alongside.
In addition to making a movie, the CLARKSTON team is committed to workforce development by training and hiring residents (many are refugees themselves) interested in filmmaking, and equipping them for careers in the booming Atlanta film industry.