Online Screening of "Southern Belle"

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Welcome

Welcome to this special online screening of "Southern Belle," by filmmakers Mary Makley and Kathy Conkwright.

About the film:

The Civil War may be long over but the spirit of rebellion is hard to extinguish in the South even in something as innocent as a girls' summer camp. Southern Belle, a documentary film by MakeWright Film partners Kathy Conkwright and Mary Makley is an insider's look at the 1861 Athenaeum Girls' School in Columbia, Tennessee, where the antebellum South attempts to rise again.

Every summer, young women from around the world eagerly sign up to become that iconic and romantic image of southern identity: the southern belle, replete with hoop skirt, hat and gloves, singing the region's anthem, "Dixie." The camp is held in the historic headmaster's home of what was originally a four-year college for young women from 1850 to 1920. Never before have cameras been allowed to closely shadow the students and teachers during this intensive week of historical reenactment.

Video Description

Southern Belle

Southern Belle Ovee screening

Duration: 56min 46sec

Moderator

  • Joe Pagetta

    Director, Media Relations and Online Strategies

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