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Close-up of a woman wearing lacrosse goggles.

Accidental Athlete [short film]

  Kevin Jerome Everson & Claudrena N. Harold

  United States     8 minutes


In Accidental Athlete, Paulette Jones Morant recounts her athletic journey at the University of Virginia in the 1970s. This doc short is a recent entry in the Black Fire series co-created by filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson and historian Claudrena N. Harold with students and alumni of the University of Virginia. Using re-enactment, first person accounts, and contemporary modes of performance, the series creatively mixes elements of the past and present to celebrate those who worked for racial equality at the university.

This film screens as part of the Shorts 4: Documentary – In Motion program.