Oscar Speeches: Hale County This Morning–Reaction to Nomination

Hale County This Morning

Director’s Reaction to Best Docu Oscar Nomination?

I was watching it with my partner at our house. What the film has been able to do in terms of getting people to support it that you would never have expected to support it, and all this kind of momentum, it speaks to this part of the nonfiction documentary community that makes films like this.

When the Oscar nomination happened, it was more community-oriented than about myself. This film is on the tail end of many other ones that have slowly chipped away.

My film broke through because it’s experimental, it’s reflexive, and it also has the element of black consciousness, which everyone seems to be interested in right now.