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The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of While I Breathe, I Hope. Emily Harrold's film follows Bakari Sellers, one of the youngest sitting members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, and his campaign during the last month of his race to become the first African-American elected to statewide officesince 1874, documenting the ins and outs and ups and downs of running for statewide office. In doing so, the film will explore the larger roles of race and partisanship in American politics today.

Emily Harrold is a documentary filmmaker based in New York. Her films have screened at such festivals as The Tribeca Film Festival, The Nashville Film Festival, and The Provincetown International Film Festival. Recently, Harrold's film Reporting on The Times: The New York Times and The Holocaust received a Student Directors Guild of America Award and was a Documentary Finalist in the 2012 Student Academy Awards. Harrold has worked for BBC2, The Futuro Media Group, Gigantic Pictures, and Insignia Films. Her recent credits include PBS's Grand Coulee Dam and PBS's Constitution USA with Peter Sagal. Harrold is a graduate of New York University, where she earned honors majoring in Film Production and US History.

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Fresh Docs is SDF’s free, monthly, work-in-progress screening series. These screenings give SDF filmmakers an opportunity to show their work fresh from the edit suite, and receive constructive feedback on story, structure, and characters from a diverse audience. As a result, not only do our artists make better films, but SDF grows documentary audiences by engaging them meaningfully in the creative process. This season is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council.

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