Southern Journey (Revisited)
  • Year2020
  • Duration75 min

Traversing the back-roads of the Southern United States, Southern Journey (Revisited) is both a music documentary and a road movie. Set against the incendiary backdrop of the 2018 midterm elections, the film retraces the route of an iconic song-collecting trip from the late 1950s – Alan Lomax’s so-called “Southern Journey”. Accompanied by a glorious soundtrack of blues and bluegrass, hollers and spirituals, the film explores the continuity between the civil rights-era setting of the original trip and the present day, and challenges long-held stereotypes about both black and white America along the way.

Click Here to watch a pre-recorded Q&A with Southern Journey directors Rob Curry and Tim Plester, moderated by Agnès Wildenstein, Sheffield Doc Fest’s Associate Programmer. (UK audiences only)

  • Director(s): Rob Curry, Tim Plester
  • Producer(s): Matthew Shaw, Paul Williams
  • Country: United States, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Premiere status: World Premiere