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'Three Days at Foster,' film about the integration of UA football and basketball, earns 2nd place in LA
Filmmaker Keith Dunnavant visits with Wilbur Jackson, the first black to sign a football scholarship with the University of Alabama, in Jackson's hometown of Ozark, Ala. (Photo courtesy of Keith Dunnavant)

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama Three Days at Foster, a documentary about the integration of the University of Alabama football and basketball teams, earned second place for best documentary at the four-day that wrapped Monday night.

This a great honor because we were competing against a long list of outstanding and very deserving documentaries, Keith Dunnavant, the film s writer, director and producer, said in an email to AL.com.

Dunnavant accepted his second-place award during Monday night s closing ceremonies in Los Angeles. The complete list of winners is not yet available on the festival's website.

The title "Three Days at Foster" refers to UA s Foster Auditorium, where Alabama Gov. George Wallace made his symbolic Stand in the Schoolhouse Door to try to prevent the integration of the university in 1963.

of Tide basketball pioneer Wendell Hudson and football trailblazers Wilbur Jackson and John Mitchell, as well as little-known walks-ons Dock Rone, Andrew Pernell and Arthur Dunning all of whom paved the way for the integration of Crimson Tide sports programs in the late 1960s and early '70s.

Three Days at Foster, which made its premiere at Birmingham's Sidewalk Film Festival in August, is also available on DVD through Amazon by



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