A new, locally made, feature-length documentary film will be making its premiere at the Tivoli Theatre next month, and the filmmakers hope it will inspire the citizens of Chattanooga to stand up for the future of the historic Howard School.
“Build Me a World: The Story of the Howard School” is an independent project written, produced and directed by the local production firm Fancy Rhino, documenting a year at the south Chattanooga high school.
Alexis Walton was one of those students. She, along with two other graduating seniors, are the film’s primary characters, along with Smith and Talented Tenth instructor Mason West III.
Walton, who will be attending Tennessee State University in the fall, majoring in civil engineering with a minor in mathematics, is the first in a generation to go to college in her family.