Skateboarding in Sarajevo

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Writer Jerry Cullum ponders the siege of Sarajevo, the American Civil War, and urban violence in contemporary Atlanta, while posing a tentative answer to the question, "What good is art, anyway?"

Produced and directed by Carol LaFayette, the video features a generous collection of images by artists such as TRIO, Sarajevo, and E.K. Huckaby, Atlanta, as well as archival and contemporary photographs of war by international photojournalists. The DVD package contains printed work by Atlanta artists.

DVD NTSC, 10 minutes 23 sec.
Crew: Grady Harris / Voice recording: Richard A. Robinson
Supported in part by a grant from the College of Architecture
Research and Interdisciplinary Council.
Production support from the Visualization Program.
Gallery location courtesy Solomon Projects, Atlanta
Cover art by EK Huckaby, with inserts by Hope Hilton,
Karen Tauches, and Tom Ferguson

Distributed by Solomon Projects, Atlanta
At left: posters by TRIO, Sarajevo,
National Library ruins by
Roger Richards, DVReporter
Video stills by Carol LaFayette

creenings and awards

Release event and screening, December 2003
Solomon Projects, Atlanta

Zebra Poetry on Film

Interfilm Berlin, 2004
Curated into "Special Screenings" category

Moondance Film Festival

Boulder, Colorado, 2004
Finalist in "Short Narrative" category

Filmstock International Film Festival
Luton, Bedfordshire, UK, 2004

Boston International Film Festival
Boston, Massachusetts, 2004

Console-ing Passions:
Feminism, Film, TV, New Media, and Audio Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana, 2004
Hosted by the Newcomb College Center for
Research on Women, Tulane University

Oxford Film Festival

Oxford, Mississippi, 2004


Houston, Texas, 2004
Gold Remi Award
, "historical shorts"

Valley International Film Festival
North Hollywood, CA, 2004

Rochester International Film Festival
Rochester New York, 2004
Silver Shoestring Award