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Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio is a documentary film on the late architect Samuel Mockbee and the radical educational design/build program known as the Rural Studio.
Hale County, AL is home to some of the most destitute and impoverished communities in the United States of America. It is also home to Samuel Mockbee and Auburn University s Rural Studio, one of the most prolific and inspirational design-build outreach programs ever established. Citizen Architect is a documentary film chronicling the late Samuel Mockbee, artist, architect, teacher, community organizer and caregiver to poverty-stricken Hale County residents.
Filmmaker Sam Wainwright Douglas directed Citizen Architect, a 60-minute film for PBS that explores Mockbee s effort to infect architecture s future practitioners with the knowledge and passion to improve their community s quality of life. Chronicling the philosophy and heart behind the Rural Studio, the documentary is guided by passionate, frank and never-before-seen interviews with Mockbee himself.
The film follows, Jay Sanders, a young, first-time instructor at the Rural Studio as he leads a group of students in the process of crafting a home for their charismatic, destitute client, Jimmie Lee Matthews. Known within the community as Music Man because of his obsessive passion for soul music, Jimmie Lee maintains a healthy zeal for life, blasting R&B from his vast collection of used stereos and boasting that he ain t never met a stranger! Over the course of the project a powerful bond forms between Sanders, the students and Music Man.
Citizen Architect supplements Mockbee's words and the students' experiences with perspective from architectural heavyweights and artists who share praise and criticism of the Rural Studio, including Peter Eisenman, Michael Rotondi, Cameron Sinclair, Hank Louis and Steve Badanes of Jersey Devil.
The film follows up with Music Man, Sanders, his students and other Rur
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