The Changing Same
Running Time: 21min
Film Year: 2018
Category: IMDbPro Short Film Award
In the Florida Panhandle lies the rural town of Marianna, where resident Lamar Wilson annually runs a particular marathon to lift the veil of racial terror in the town’s buried history. On October 26, 1934, Marianna resident Claude Neal was brutally lynched by a mob of white men, and the very public spectacle remains one of the worst acts of torture and execution on record in 20th century America. Yet there are no physical reminders of this atrocity to be found in Marianna today.
Every single year, Lamar runs 13 miles to retrace the same route Claude Neal took on the fateful final night of his life. Lamar’s sense of duty to shine a light on this painful past is born out of a clear-eyed view — yet ultimately love — for his hometown.
THE CHANGING SAME screens with LAST STREET
Director: Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson
Producer: Ayana Enomoto-Hurst, Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson
Executive Producer: Bryan Stevenson, Sia Sanneh, Sonia Kapadia
Production Company: Rada Film Group
Music: Michael Montes
Cinematographer: Kerrin Sheldon
Editor: Kyle Graffam