Cynthia Hill

Cynthia Hill is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Durham, North Carolina. Hill grew up in Pink Hill, a small town in Eastern North Carolina. Hill began her production career working on health education media. For four years she worked as an editor at GLC Productions, a post-production facility in New York City whose clients included MTV, PBS, Lifetime, Nickelodean and many others. Hill began producing her own films in 1997. Her credits include Tobacco Money Feeds My Family (Producer/Director/Co-Editor), February One (Co-Producer) and Grace and the New Rules (Editor). Hill’s work has broadcast nationally on PBS and the Sundance Channel and featured in festivals around the globe. Hill is the 2003 Indie Arts Award recipient and the co-founder of the Southern Documentary Fund.


Charles D. Thompson, Jr.

Charles D. Thompson, Jr. is the Curriculum and Education Director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and adjunct professor of Cultural Anthropology and Religion. He is the author or editor of four books, including The Human Cost of Food: Farmworkers’ Lives, Labor, and Advocacy (University of Texas Press, 2002), which he edited with Melinda Wiggins. A former farmer and community organizer, Thompson now studies agriculture, farmworkers, and social change in rural areas in Latin America and the rural U.S. South. His latest book is entitled, The Old German Baptist Brethren: Faith, Farming, and Change in the Virginia Blue Ridge (University of Illinois Press, 2006). He is currently at work on a new film about Guatemalans who work in Florida.

Production Credits

Produced and Directed by
Cynthia Hill & Charles Thompson

Edited by
Michael Davey & Cynthia Hill

Photographed by
Curtis Gaston & David Tyson

Original Score by
Chuck Johnson