Eight Films with North Carolina Ties at Full Frame 2022

    As a North Carolina-based festival, Full Frame celebrates the films with ties to our home state. Whether they feature stories and people from the region, or if they were created by those who call this beautiful state home, we recognize the enormous talent and generous storytelling from North Carolina at the 25th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

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    Editor Jean Rheem graduated from Duke University.


    After Sherman

    Director Jon-Sesrie Goff received his MFA from Duke University.


    Chilly & Milly

    Director William D. Caballero grew up in Fayetteville, NC. The film features his parents and takes place in their Fayetteville home.


    Freedom Hill


    Director Resita Cox is born and raised in Kinston, NC and attended UNC-Chapel Hill for college. They spent 3 years as a reporter in North Carolina. The film is set in Princeville, NC and the main character is a North Carolina native.


    Mama Bears

    Editor Kelly Creedon is lives and works in Durham, North Carolina.


    Stay Prayed Up

    Stay Prayed Up was filmed in Newton Grove, Durham and Raleigh, North Carolina from 2019 to 2021. Director D.L. Anderson is former student of The Center For Documentary Studies at Duke University and resides in Durham, North Carolina. Director Matt Durning resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Nearly all featured persons and crew are also based in North Carolina and the concert performance was made possible by the North Carolina Arts Council and support from Music Maker Foundation.

    ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught)

    ᎤᏕᏲᏅ was filmed on the Qualla Boundary in North Carolina and Cherokee Nation. This film was created in collaboration with independent artists from both Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

    What We Leave Behind

    Producer Emma D. Miller is a Duke University alumni and lived in Durham for 3.5 years after college.