News brief: ‘Whitewater’ nominated for NAACP awards

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By Anna-Claire Terry
Staff Reporter

“White Water,” written by Opelika native Michael Bandy, has been nominated for two NAACP Image Awards. The film was nominated for best screen-play for a motion picture and best director for a motion picture.
“White Water” was written as a screen-play and released as a movie in February 2014. The movie was filmed in Opelika, Waverly and Lafayette and was directed by Rusty Cundieff. The movie tells the story of a seven-year-old child growing up in the segregated South with a passionate desire to drink from the “whites only”  water fountain.
Bandy said he is extremely excited and honored that his project that was a labor of love has been nominated by such a fantastic organization.

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