Acts of Reparation

Film phase:Production


Selina Lewis Davidson and Macky Alston—friends and filmmaking partners for 25 years, Black and white—set out to explore the possibility for reparations in the United States. Together they discover and follow grassroots initiatives intended to heal the historic harm of slavery and Native American genocide—all the while asking each other tough questions about what is possible—in families, communities, and our nation.

Acts of Reparation is a participant of the 2021 (Egg)celerator Lab.


Selina Davidson smiling at the camera. She wears her eyeglasses on top of her head. Her hair is pulled back on her head. Portrait in black and white.Selina Lewis Davidson (co-director) co-founded GreenHouse Pictures with producer Nancy Roth, a documentary production company that has produced more than 15 nationally broadcast documentaries including the 2009 Emmy- nominated Hard Road Home (directed by Macky Alston); Occupation: Dreamland (directed by Garrett Scott and Ian Olds), which was released theatrically and won the 2006 Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award; and George Ratliff’s critically acclaimed Hell House, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival followed by theatrical release.

Macky Alston (co-director/co-producer) is an Emmy-nominated and Sundance award-winning documentary filmmaker. His films include Love Free or Die (PBS), Hard Road Home (PBS), The Killer Within (Discovery), Questioning Faith (HBO), and Family Name (PBS). He has appeared widely in the press, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, and The New York Times. Founder of Auburn Media, he media trained over 10,000 faith and justice leaders, including many of today’s most influential prophetic voices.