WINNER -- BEST FLORIDA DOCUMENTARY --
FT. LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Nominated for Best Historical Documentary - DocMiami International Film Festival, Winners announced December 9, 2012
This feature documentary chronicles Pulitzer Prize Nominee Claudia Hunter Johnson's 19-year quest to unravel a crazy quilt of corruption, hatred, violence and injustice. In 1952 the richest black woman in Live Oak, Florida was sentenced to the electric chair for murdering a prominent white physician and state-senator-elect — her alleged lover.
A wealthy black woman. Her abusive white doctor. The diagnosis was murder.
THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE.
Written and Directed by CLAUDIA HUNTER JOHNSON
Produced by DAVE SCHMELING
Executive Producer CLAUDIA HUNTER JOHNSON
Editor JOI MCMILLAN
Original Score by JOSHUA KEELING
Director of Photography ANDREW CHARLES SCHMIDT
Aerial Photography CAITLIN NICOLE WILLIAMS
Documentary Advisor DR. VALLIERE RICHARD AUZENNE
The Ballad of Ruby McCollum
Performed by Peg and Chip Carbone
Written by Peg and Chip Carbone and David Schmeling
Recorded at Reveal Audio - Atlanta
J. David Leonard, Producer
Floor plan of Dr. Adams' office provided by permission of C. Arthur Ellis, Jr., Ph.D. from the publication, State of Florida vs. Ruby McCollum, Defendant.