Assistant Professor of Creative Writing L. Lamar Wilson’s documentary short, The Changing Same, premieres Monday, July 22 at 10:30 p.m. The short will be shown on POV Shorts, part of the POV documentary series on PBS.
From American Documentary’s website amdoc.org: “Along with this year’s roster of feature documentaries, the second season of POV Shorts will launch on Monday, July 22 at 10:30 p.m. with The Changing Same, directed by Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson. Set in the Florida Panhandle town of Marianna, one native resident [L. Lamar Wilson] runs a marathon retracing the steps of Claude Neal, who was lynched more than 80 years ago on a night buried in the town’s history. In addition to The Changing Same, the rest of this year’s POV Shorts confirmed slate all feature filmmakers of color: Water Warriors, Stay Close, Edgecombe, and Crisanto Street.
“American television’s longest-running independent documentary series, POV is the premiere showcase for independent nonfiction films accessible to the widest American audience, free on broadcast and streaming on PBS. In 2018, POV documentaries earned a News & Documentary Emmy Award and two Peabody Awards, and earlier this year received two Academy Award nominations.”