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Invisible Imprints

Invisible Imprints is a feature documentary about the experiences of a troupe of 9 dancers and 3 poets from Boston as they toured from Jackson, MS, up the Great Black Migration Trail to Chicago. While performing an original piece about the complex divisions of racism, they dialogued with audiences, as well as Civil Rights veterans whose stories are little known. In stop after stop up the great Mississippi they discovered the invisible truth about America's racial history but also their own and its powerful effects on their identities as artists and activists.

  • Jay Paris
    Lenox Street, Together-Six Feet Apart, Of Cops and Kids
  • Jay Paris
    Lenox Street, Together --Six Feet Apart
  • Anna Myer
    Lenox Street, Together--Six Feet Apart
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  • Runtime:
    59 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 2, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    110,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • LA Sun Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    January 19, 2022
    Best Documentary Feature
  • Socially Relevant Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    March 22, 2022
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Seattle Film Festival
    United States
    April 10, 2022
    Semi-Finalist for Best Documentary
  • Sacramento Film Competition
    United States
    February 15, 2022
    Award of Excellence
  • IndieX Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    March 6, 2022
    Nominee, Best Documentary
Distribution Information
  • IndiePix Films
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - Jay Paris

Boston-based Jay Paris began his career as a photojournalist for national and international magazines, including an extensive stint with Time/Life. As his career progressed, he also began to write, publishing human interest articles. His interest in social justice grew from his extensive exposure to the challenges many people and countries face around the world, including Americans who are not seen and heard. With his pictorial and writing interests, he gravitated to documentary filmmaking through the company he co-founded, To date, Jay has made three films.

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Director Statement

In 2015 I co-founded, a diverse production company committed to utilizing the highest standards of documentary filmmaking to tell important stories from all corners of America.

To date, has generated four films, all of which have been shown extensively in film festivals, in parks in underserved neighborhoods and in theaters. The films are also screened extensively in schools and workshops to stimulate audience discussions to advance understanding and unity.