North Carolina Shorts – Winston Stories

Titles in this shorts program include: Drawn: Concept & Craft; Home Stretch; Mighty Girls: Rising in Winston-Salem; and A Story About Food (And Everything But).

Sponsored by: Nelson Mullins

Drawn: Concept & Craft

Directed by: Jon Pfundstein & Philip Pledger
In September 2020, after six months of closures due to COVID-19, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC re-opened its galleries with a new exhibition. With more than 250 works by more than 70 artists from around the world, the exhibition asked a fascinating question: What does drawing mean to you?
29 min / USA / 2022 / English
Rating: TN

Home Stretch

Directed by: Diana Greene
This film, produced by The Center for the Study of Economic Mobility at WSSU, showcases the struggles and successes for low-income families seeking homeownership. Filmed in Forsyth County, NC, ranked 3rd from the bottom in the country in economic mobility, it chronicles the journeys of two inspiring families as they navigate a county program guiding them towards home ownership. Using archival footage, expert interviews and original economic research, the film investigates potential “win-win” policy solutions to narrowing the historic Black-white wealth gap in the U.S.
34 min / USA / 2022 / English
Rating: TN

Mighty Girls: Rising in Winston-Salem

Directed by: Laura Hart McKinny, John H. McKinny & Ashley Miller
This poignant documentary tells the story of two Winston-Salem teenage girls raised in poverty as they pursue their dreams of being an engineer and a police officer, in their complicated, sometimes unsafe world. They are helped along the way by their friends at LEAD Girls of NC.
34 min / USA / 2022 / English
Rating: MT

A Story About Food (And Everything But)

Directed by: William Zimmerman
As a life-long native of Winston-Salem, Michael Banner’s been around long enough to see many changes. What began as a means to feed his family evolved into an epic quest to return fresh, healthy produce and a sense of self-resilience to the Black neighborhoods of East Winston, N.C. While this is a story about food, it’s also a story about everything but food.
11 min / USA / 2021 / English
Rating: TN
*program total runtime 108 min



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RUN TIME: 108 Minutes