‘Working in Protest’: How Two Nonfiction Filmmakers Chose to Document Political Struggle


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Michael Galinksy and Suki Hawley took a stance to document, without mediation, over 30 years of that American First Amendment exercise: the protest.


Galinksy and Hawley of Rumur have been capturing protests since 1987. Galinksy had just graduated high school, and the first project he ever shot on his camera was a KKK march through Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It wasn’t until many years later that he and Hawley developed the film and realized the importance of the photographs, including them as a scene in their upcoming documentary Working in Protest; the photographs follow footage of a protest to a KKK Trump-Election Victory Parade in December 2016.

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