One of the even more remarkable things about the work that Chandler Griffin and Alison Fast do with their Barefoot Workshops company is the multi-media stories they help students tell all have one thing in common: each story is a celebration of the people of Clarksdale. Talent and remarkable work has always been here, whether it be in the arts, music, community service, athletics or cheerful people doing good old fashioned hard work just getting by and helping each other.
The photo story here, “Yards After Contact”, came with great sensitivity. Directed and created by Tyler Yarbrough, and featuring Lekitha Hill, this is a difficult story well told about the tragic loss of Dayeveon Hill, a Clarksdale High School football star, and much loved community leader. He was also a single child of a devoted mother.
Much has been reported about “Daye5” already, and his story is widespread known throughout the community. What is new is that all of the great Barefoot Workshops photo stories, and all of the Blue Magnolia Films documentary films about Clarksdale are now on this new City of Clarksdale website. In total there are almost 100 of these stories available for all to enjoy.
Here is “Yards After Contact”, featuring Dayeveon and Lekitha, and it is a bright shining light getting past darkness indeed.
More about Dayeveon Hill here. All Clarksdale photo stories here. All Clarksdale documentary films here.