Indie Grits Festival | April 12-15, 2018

Prayer for Roy Moore

Saturday, April 14 at 1:30 PM
Sunday, April 15 at 3:10 PM

Shorts Block: Zealousy
Fraser Jones | Atlanta, GA | 2 min
Genre: Documentary Short

Two young women stage an improvised dance performance outside a Roy Moore rally in southern Alabama on the night before his election defeat.

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Meet The Filmmaker

We asked our filmmakers some questions about them and their work. For further questions, join us at the designated post-screening Q+A!

Fraser Jones:

1. What is your connection to the South?

I’m from Atlanta, y’all.

2. Where did you get your inspiration for this work?

I’ve never thought highly of Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore, so when I heard he was having a pre-election rally just four hours from my home I had a strong desire to go there and make something to protest it, something that hopefully wouldn’t get myself and a film crew kicked out immediately. I reached out to dancers I knew in the Atlanta-area, asking them to go with me and collaborate on some sort of improvised dance film, to bring beauty and light and joy to a place that, from the outside, would appear to be the opposite. Thankfully two said yes the day before the rally, so we made fake press passes, piled into a car, and made it happen.
3. How did you start making films?
Technically, 5. But actually making films with intention and without my mom’s VHS camera, maybe 15.
4. Did anything interesting or funny happen on set during the shooting?
Fox News repeatedly tried to interview the dancers, which is very hard to do when they’re constantly moving around and refusing to speak.
5. What do you look forward to the most during Indie Grits?
BLOCK PARTY. If it’s anything like last year’s, it’s bound to be a blast!
6. Why should someone see your film?
If you want to get inspired to make some kind of protest art at this strange time in America, particularly in the south, this this a film I recommend you see. Or skip the film and just go make your own protest art instead, that’s cool too!

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