Documentary filmed in Hale County gets Oscar nomination

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GREENSBORO, Ala. (WIAT) — A documentary filmed in Hale County has been nominated for an Oscar
award. “Hale Country This Morning, This Evening” is director RaMell Ross’ acclaimed documentary that offers a glimpse into the southern black experience. 

Greensboro minister Ron Ross is calling the documentary film a big deal for Hale County because its shining a national spotlight on the small rural West Alabama town.

“Its exciting for Greensboro for me and also because RaMell is a close friend.  And just the fact
that knowing him when he started this and now with all the excitement around it is just I am so excited for him and for Greensboro,” Ross said.

It took film director RaMell Ross five years to create the film that showcases what life is like for people living in rural Greensboro.  The film address maters about race in the south and its impact on the Black community.

“But I think the film will help people to see our unique problems and our unique needs.  The imagary is poetic and its like a puzzle.  And its beautiful is the word I think of to describe it,” Ross said. 

Ron Ross and the filmaker are good friends.  Ross says this is more than just a documentary.
RaMell Ross has close ties to Greensboro.

“Well he came here working with the program youthville and helped young men on the basketball
team, he was an assistant coach at the high school and taught photography”.

The film “Hale Country This Morning, This Evening” is in theatres now and the broadcast premiere
is February 11th on PBS. 

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