A Documentary Feature Film About the Most Diverse Square Mile
How A Former White Supremacist Befriended Muslim Cardiologist
Chris Buckley served in Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming an Imperial Nighthawk of the Northern Georgia Ku Klux Klan. He said he turned to drug addiction and a hate group when he returned home from overseas.
His wife, Melissa, wanted him to leave the KKK. She did some researching and looked for ways to help her husband turn his life around. That's when she met former neo-Nazi skinhead, Arno Michaelis….
APRIL PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: CLARKSTON DOCUMENTARY
Erin Bernhardt is a former CNN writer and producer using her skills in journalism and filmmaking to create movies that make a difference. Her passion for raising awareness about important issues has taken her everywhere from the TEDx stage, to the Peace Corps of Madagascar, and now to the most diverse square mile in America—Clarkston, Georgia.
Erin, who deems the unique town as her “favorite place on earth” shares that her love for Clarkston began when she was volunteering there over ten years ago.
“It’s a healing place for me,” she shares, adding that her second date with her husband was in Clarkston…
City Lights: Clarkston, GA Documentary; Screenwriter Karen McCullah; Wanda Sykes
Co-directors of an upcoming documentary on Clarkston, Georgia, Erin Bernhardt and Joseph East, sit down with Lois Reitzes to talk about their film, the subject city, and the global movement of people happening today….
Meet Erin Bernhardt of Clarkston
Today we’d like to introduce you to Erin Bernhardt.
Erin, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far. I am working with a talented team of female and minority filmmakers to helps shine a light on the amazing stories in Clarkston, GA. Clarkston is often called “the most diverse square mile in the world” and we are excited to make a cinematic documentary film about the people who call Clarkston home…
Clarkston: Life Through the Eyes of Exiles
America’s fabric is sewn together by threads of its delicate people. In a written proclamation, we are the mother of exiles. A melting pot. A place of dreamers. We welcome “the tired, poor, huddled masses, yearning to breathe free.” But our history books tell a different story. One of hatred wrought by fear.
How have we, a country built by exiles, continued to hold disdain for those seeking refuge? This is what had me puzzled on a sunny morning as I sat across the table from filmmaker, Erin Bernhardt…
How a Syrian refugee is recreating his 'American Dream' for the next generation
CLARKSTON, Ga. – This 1.4 square mile of Georgia where 60 languages are spoken is referred to as “The Ellis Island of the South.”
Since the Refugee Act of 1980 was signed, Clarkston has taken in more than 40,000 refugees from around the world…
NEXUS LEADER RELEASES TRAILER TO CLARKSTON THE FILM: THE TOWN WHERE Y’ALL MEANS ALL
After producing and co-writing NEXUS documentary Imba Means Sing to much critical acclaim, NEXUS Atlanta City Ambassador Erin Bernhardt is set to release her new documentary: Clarkston the Film.
Set in a tiny city outside of Atlanta which at first glance, seems like a typical Southern town replete with railroad crossings, family-style restaurants, churches, and sports fields Clarkson tells the story of a town that is anything but…
Announcing: Clarkston Police Department Joins Nation-Wide Lip Sync Challenge
Clarkston, GA –– The City of Clarkston Police Department announced today it is the latest Georgia police force to join the viral “lip sync challenge.” The video comes as a project in partnership with Clarkston: the film, a documentary about Clarkston that aspires to discover the soul of America by examining it through the eyes of outcasts.
Police departments from around the country have been challenging one another to lip sync battles all summer, with some of the viral videos showcasing lessons about tough topics like domestic violence…
Get an Inside Look at the Most Diverse Small Town in America in New Clarkston Trailer
A new trailer has arrived for Clarkston, a forthcoming indie documentary about the most diverse square-mile in the United States, the small town of Clarkston, Ga. The film follows three refugees and a former member of the Ku Klux Klan as they grapple with their identities and their relationships with the town of Clarkston, all while America is experiencing its own crisis of identity…