We are very excited to tell you that thanks to the University of Mississippi Media and Documentary Projects our library now has some new documentaries! Dr. Andy Harper was kind enough to give us these films so that our patrons can watch them at home.
Sorry, We’re Open is directed by Joe York and celebrates the Hoka Theater that was Oxford’s cultural meeting place from the late 1970’s to the mid 1990’s.
Saving Willie Mae’s Scotch House, also directed by Joe York, tells the story of a group of volunteers who helped to restore and reopen an iconic neighborhood restaurant in flood ravaged New Orleans.
Feeding the Soul at Jones Valley Urban Farm is a documentary directed by Matthew Graves that highlights a farm that grows in the middle of downtown Birmingham, Alabama.
The Debate Starts Here, also directed by Matthew Graves, is all about that special and insane time in 2008 when Ole Miss hosted the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain.
Be sure to check out their website ( http://olemissmedia.com/) where there are many more videos to watch. This staff does fantastic work and deserves another thank you for sharing these films with us.