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Neer(ing) Perfection

Directed by Cole Gibson

This piece is about transformation, specifically about DeNeer Davis’ transformation from violence and drug abuse to someone bettering her community through art, education, and kindness. Growing up in Wilmore, an inner-city neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina, she experienced frightening brushes with violence. Basketball looked to be DeNeer’s exit, but a life-altering injury in college closed that door. She found art while rehabilitating from her injury. Art changed DeNeer’s livelihood, leaving a job at a warehouse to create and sell work full-time. However, she soon learned that to be successful took more than changing her vocation, which started her on a journey of self-realization and healing through self-guided spirituality. What began with street art, led to clothing design, and ultimately to giving back to the community from which DeNeer came.

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Documentary Shorts #2

From preserving Indigenous traditions and ancesoral lands to creating life-changing opportunities for inner city youth though hands-on music education, the characters in this collection of documentary short films fervently work to create a better tomorrow for all.

Dates & Times


The Independent Picture House

Fri, Sep 29
5:00 pm