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The Loving Story, part of the Meredith College Documentary Film Festival

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Carswell Auditorium

The Loving Story is a story of love and the struggle for dignity set against a backdrop of historic anti-miscegenation sentiments in the U.S.

Following the screening, Meredith alumna Camden Watts, ’03, an independent producer, director, and writer, will lead a discussion with Elisabeth Haviland James, the producer and editor of The Loving Story.


About the Filmmaker

Elisabeth Haviland James is a producer, director and editor based in Durham, N.C., where her company, Thornapple Films, is headquartered. Her feature directing debut, In So Many Words, premiered at the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. James was the producer and editor of The Loving Story (directed by Nancy Buirski, broadcast on HBO) for which she was  awarded the Emmy for Best Historic Program, short-listed for the Academy Award, winner of a Peabody Award and nominated for two additional Emmy Awards (Best Documentary and Best Editing). She is a producer and editor of Althea (directed by Rex Miller). James was a consulting producer in the Central African Republic to the narrative feature Oka!. Other recent credits include producer of The Good Fight and co-producer of The Lord God Bird (both directed by George Butler). She served as director of photography and editor on Brothers in Arms (directed by Paul Alexander), featuring Senator John Kerry.

James is a graduate of the M.A. Program in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University, where she produced and directed four award-winning short documentaries, including Precipice, a national finalist for the 2002 Academy Award in the Student Documentary category. She earned a BSFS with honors from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. In addition to filmmaking, James has taught at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies and as an artist in residence at the Oklahoma Arts Institute; she's also served as a guest lecturer for the State Department in Central Asia.

The Meredith College Documentary Film Festival is presented by the Meredith College Department of English, funded by the Mary Lynch Johnson Chair in English with cooperation from Carlyle Campbell Library. The films featured in the festival are listed by the Southern Documentary Fund. Learn more at southerndocumentaryfund.orgThe Meredith College Documentary Film Festival qualifies as an Academic / Cultural Event in General Education for Meredith students. This event is free and open to the public. Space in Carswell Auditorium is limited; seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information on the Meredith College Documentary Film Festival, contact the Meredith College Department of English at (919) 760-8507.


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