Producer/director Ondi Timoner has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice. Her 2004 doc, Dig!, explores the star-crossed rivalry of the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, while her 2009 top prize-winner, We Live in Public, examines privacy in the virtual age through Internet visionary Josh Harris’ social experiments. Her company A Total Disruption releases weekly short docs about thought leaders and doers who are transforming our lives through technology.
On the penultimate episode of WeTalk Sidewalk, host Ondi Timoner discusses racism in America with Jacqueline Olive, the director of the award-winning documentary Always in Season. Olive’s film confronts the reality of lynchings in America, both in the past and in contemporary times. Jacqueline reveals how these lynchings have affected communities, and why she chose to spotlight this issue, especially through the cathartic practice of re-enacting these violent acts. Don’t miss this important discussion!