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Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: Bridge Builder Series

Presented by Roswell Cultural Arts and City of Roswell, Georgia at Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Roswell GA

Mar 04 2024
Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: Bridge Builder Series

Roswell Cultural Arts Hosts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers!

Bridge Builder Series Featuring: Big Arms, Boundless, How We Heal Each Other, Beneath the Surface, and The Power of Us

Across the United States, community leaders of different ages, backgrounds and geographies are fighting for criminal justice reform. Their work has tangible impacts on the lives of those around them and together they look to a future where no one is left behind. Independent Lens Bridge Builders is a series of short documentaries highlighting these changemakers and their ... view more »


Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

For more information, please contact Corinne Sutherlin at or (770) 594-6199.

More About Bridge Builder Series

Big Arms
Haki Sekou is one of two Community Health Workers at the Formerly Incarcerated Transitions (FIT) Clinic in New Orleans. Equipped with his own experiences from time served at Angola Louisiana State Penitentiary, Haki empowers recently released individuals who are facing the same roadblocks that he encountered through education, understanding, and care.

Jennifer Carreon, a Chicana from the Laredo, Texas border and Director of the Criminal Justice Project with Texas Appleseed, works to reshape the Texas Criminal Legal system. Rooted in a bottom-up approach to social change, she is a bridge between system impacted communities of color and legislators.

How We Heal Each Other
Ny Nourn is the Co-Director of the Asian Prisoner Support Committee (APSC), a Bay Area coalition that provides direct support to incarcerated Asian American and Pacific Islanders. Ny works to dismantle the prison to deportation pipeline and bring community members home.

Beneath the Surface
Trina Reynolds-Tyler is a journalist and a data analyst who leads Beneath the Surface, an investigation into gender based violence buried in police complaints in Chicago. Trina sifts through misconduct data to identify patterns of abuse that are misclassified, present findings to the public, and expand discourse around police misconduct.

The Power of Us
Community Aid Network, a Minneapolis-based mutual aid collective formed in August 2020 to address immediate needs of underserved communities suffering from the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism; they build bonds between neighbors, organize volunteers, and redistribute resources.

Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

The City of Roswell’s Cultural Arts Division proudly presents the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers in partnership with South Arts. The screenings of 2023-2024 will kick off on October 9, 2023, and wrap with its final screening on April 8, 2024. All screenings will be free to attend with limited seating.

There will be three (3) films screened in the Fall of 2023 and three (3) in the Winter/Spring of 2024.

The films will be screened on the B-Side Stage at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street. Screenings start at 6:00 p.m. and an open discussion with touring film makers will occur directly after the screenings.

Please visit for ongoing updates and information. We will be announcing the three remaining 2023-2024 films soon!

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers connects independent filmmakers with communities throughout the South for screenings and conversations around stories, important topics, and the art of filmmaking. Since Southern Circuit’s inception in 1975, hundreds of filmmakers from around the country have toured, sharing their work and perspectives with over one hundred Screening Partner communities across the South.

Screening Partners work together to select films of interest to their communities in geographically determined "Circuits." Each Circuit's selections are made individually, with touring filmmakers potentially traveling multiple Circuits.

Southern Circuit prioritizes featuring Southern filmmakers and stories. They are committed to presenting films by filmmakers of color, LGBTQ+ filmmakers, and filmmakers with disabilities. Selected filmmakers represent a broad range of career experience including well established, emerging, and first-time filmmakers. Filmmakers must exhibit an ethical relationship with the topics, individuals, and communities featured in their work.

Southern Circuit is made possible through a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Please visit for additional information regarding the tour and South Arts.

Content Advisory

The views and content expressed in the films of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers do not represent the views of The City of Roswell. Some films are for mature audiences and are subject to viewer discretion. Recommended for teens and adults. The City of Roswell Cultural Arts Center does not discriminate against race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age. We do not support racism, bigotry, or hatred. Everyone, from youth to adults should feel safe while participating in our programming. As an arts space our goal is to transform, inspire, and educate communities around a variety of topics. Please be advised that some films may contain trigger subject matter.


  • Mar 4, 2024 at 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm (Mon)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Roswell Cultural Arts Center

950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA 30075


Parking is available for Roswell Cultural Arts Center events in the parking lot beside the arts center and across the footbridge in Lower Lot F at City Hall.


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