Change has come to rural Tennessee. Set against the backdrop of a shaky economy, Welcome to Shelbyville takes an intimate look at a southern town as its residents – whites and African Americans, Latinos and Somalis – grapple with their beliefs, their histories and their evolving ways of life. Welcome to Shelbyville is directed and produced by Kim A. Snyder and executive produced by BeCause Foundation, in association with Active Voice.
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About the Director/Producer
Kim A. Snyder is an award-winning filmmaker with over a dozen shorts and two feature documentaries. Welcome to Shelbyville is a recipient of a 2010 Gucci-Tribeca Documentary Fund grant, an official selection of the U.S. State Department’s 2010 American Documentary Showcase, and will have its national broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens in early 2011. Over the past four years, Kim worked together with the BeCause Foundation to direct and produce Welcome to Shelbyville (in association with Active Voice), along with its first three short documentaries, which have won numerous festival awards and been the catalyst for campaigns furthering the work of the social innovators they highlight.
Additional credits include director/producer of the award-winning documentary feature I Remember Me, distributed theatrically in the U.S. by Zeitgeist Films, writer, Variety Magazine, and associate producer of the Academy Award-winning short film Trevor, which became the cornerstone of The Trevor Project, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention among gay youth. Kim has served as advisor on the 2010 Academy Award-winning short Music by Prudence and Ronit Avni’s Encounter Point. Kim graduated with a Masters in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and resides in New York City.
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DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER
Kim A. Snyder
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