UniontownDirected by Fraser Jones
"Uniontown" weaves together the untold narratives of residents in Uniontown, Alabama, a long-silenced southern city continuously polluted by industrial waste and acts of environmental racism. Driven by the story of Esther Calhoun, a community leader and president of the Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice, the film is an intimate look at the lives of modern day freedom fighters determined to clean up their town and preserve what’s left of their natural resources, all in the midst of a high stakes local election.
Fraser Jones is an independent filmmaker from Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving a B.F.A. in Film from NYU in 2016, Fraser soon moved to Sydney, Australia to write a children’s television series for Nickelodeon and currently directs short documentary content for major record labels and various non-profit organizations across America and Europe. Whether creating social justice documentaries or improvised comedic narratives, Fraser uses his strong interest and background in poetry, analog photography, and clowning to create personal films, which aim to deliver light to audiences while still maintaining a strong sense of realism and empathy.