One Stop

One Stop
Runtime: 06:47

Owner Heather Ehl and cook Patrick McMillan have been working together for over 20 years at Mac’s 1 Stop, a gas station and lunch counter that feeds Birmingham’s downtown laborers, from the construction workers building a quickly changing city to the nurses and doctors that care for Birminghamians.

Published by ava

Director Ava Lowrey is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts. Since 2005, Ava has been using multimedia to connect with a larger audience and as a means of social activism. As creator of PeaceTakesCourage, millions have viewed Ava’s work and she has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, CNN, Mother Jones Magazine, and more. As a director Ava has completed multiple short documentaries and screened at festivals across the country. A native of Alexander City, Alabama, Ava’s films often focus on her southern roots, sharing untold stories centered in the American south.