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'Down South'
Words by MarShawn McCarrel - Images by Bob Yothers

Official Selection: LimeFlicks Film Festival 2017 • Official Selection: Vienna Independent Film Festival 2017 (Nominated: Best Short FIlm) • Official Selection: Wexner Center Ohio Shorts Festival 2017 • Official Selection: Raindance Film Festival 2016 • Official Selection: Mill Valley Film Festival 2016

(Please note: Many festivals stipulate that selected films can not be widely available on the web. If you were part of the production or a friend of the film and would like a sneak preview, please contact the director.)

Traveling home to Ohio to visit family, I was thrilled to be introduced to poet and activist, MarShawn McCarrel. Local producer, Sheila Fagan, proved indispensable as over the next several weeks we braved the coldest February in recent history to travel around central Ohio gathering footage to represent MarShawn's remarkable work.