EAT WHITE DIRT

More From Sandersville.

Just completed a fruitful interview in Greene County.

Just completed a fruitful interview in Greene County.

Dirt eating is still alive and well today.

Dirt eating is still alive and well today.

Down in Sandersville filming some B-Roll after a long day at the Kaolin Festival…more to come.

Down in Sandersville filming some B-Roll after a long day at the Kaolin Festival…more to come.

Headed to the Kaolin Festival in Sandersville Georgia this weekend.  Images and clips to follow.
Kaolin Festival

Headed to the Kaolin Festival in Sandersville Georgia this weekend.  Images and clips to follow.

Kaolin Festival

New Log Line

An eclectic exploration illuminating the origins of the rare mineral kaolinite, the ancient custom of earth-eating, the historical impulses guiding today’s kaolin mining industry, and how kaolin’s strange geology drove deeper the wedge between Whites and Blacks in the American South. 

sketching out a log line.  we will share as soon as we come up with a most prodigious grouping and arrangement of words.

sketching out a log line.  we will share as soon as we come up with a most prodigious grouping and arrangement of words.

The beginnings of archival research…
Washington County 1960.  Queens of the kaolin festival.

The beginnings of archival research…

Washington County 1960.  Queens of the kaolin festival.

Eat White Dirt is an illumination and examination of the mineral kaolinite, a sedimentary mineral found in the subsoil of the region known as the Fall Line in the American South. The film investigates the white substance’s role as mythological medicine, its prehistoric origins, and its controversial place in the ongoing narrative between mining companies and landowners.