Clementine Hunter's World

As the civil rights protests of the 1950s were beginning to jolt America, self-taught African American artist, Clementine Hunter quietly painted a visual diary of plantation life in Melrose, Louisiana - unaware her painted images would in time become portals illuminating the racial divide on "the other side" of the 20th century plantation fence.

  • Art Shiver
  • Art Shiver
  • Anne Gremillion
  • Gremillion & Pou Integrated Marketing
  • Art Shiver
    Executive Producers
  • Margaret Shiver
    Executive Producers
  • Matt Weeks
    Director of Photography/Editor
  • Noelle Bellow
    Key Cast
  • John Whitworth Gayle
    Key Cast
  • Nathan Pizar
    Motion Graphics
  • Wade Marshall
    Original Music
  • Jared Navarre
  • Brad Campbell
    Graphic Design
  • Chris Lyon
    Production Supervisor
  • Alec McCommon
    Production Crew
  • Clint McCommon
    Production Crew
  • Jeremy Spring
    Production Crew
  • Allison LaCour
    Hair & Make-Up
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    35 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 14, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    56,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Canon C300 MKii
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Robinson Film Center
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    United States
    February 2, 2017
  • Treen Auditorium
    Natchitoches, Louisiana
    United States
    October 15, 2016
    North American Premiere
Distribution Information
  • N/A
Director Biography - Art Shiver

Following a career in broadcast television, Art Shiver began a study of the African American artist, Clementine Hunter. He co-authored two books on her life. His book, Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art (LSU Press 2012), is recognized as a definitive study of the self-taught Louisiana painter. He curated two significant exhibitions of her works, including one for the LSU Museum of Art on the occasion of the launch of the book he co-authored with Tom Whitehead. His biographical film, Clementine Hunter’s World, explores Hunter’s painted images and finds portals that shed light on her life and illuminate the shadows on the other side of a plantation’s racial divide.

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