How does one express the reality of individuals whose public image, lives, and humanity originate in exploitation? Photographer and filmmaker RaMell Ross employs the integrity of nonfiction filmmaking and the currency of stereotypical imagery to fill in the gaps between individual black male icons. Hale County This Morning, This Evening is a lyrical innovation to the form of portraiture that boldly ruptures racist aesthetic frameworks that have historically constricted the expression of African American men on film.

 

 

Director: RaMell Ross
Writer: RaMell Ross
Producers: Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim, RaMell Ross
Cinematographer: RaMell Ross
Editor: RaMell Ross 
Country: USA
Runtime: 76 minutes