Skateboarding in Sarajevo
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
Screenings 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
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"
International Film Festival
North Hollywood, CA, 2004
Rochester International Film Festival
Rochester New York, 2004
Silver Shoestring Award