All Fried: Carolina Fish Camps

All Fried: Carolina Fish Camps
Runtime: 06:46

Before international influences reached Charlotte, a previous wave of newcomers made their way to Queen City from the mountains and rural farms of the Carolinas and Appalachia. As textile mills sprung up across Gaston and Mecklenburg counties, so too did new communities of textile mill workers and their families. Fish Camps emerged as a communal space centered around good food and company.

This short SFA documentary, All Fried: Carolina Fish Camps, explores the relationship between these textile mill communities and the Carolina fish camps the region has become known for.

Cucalorus 2017 Indie Grits 2018

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.