Acadia Pictures co-produced Dare Not Walk Alone, an award-winning documentary profile of the struggle for civil rights in Saint Augustine, Florida.
The film was conceived in 2003 by artist Jeremy Dean while he was living in "America's oldest city," Saint Augustine, Florida. When Dean volunteered to restore the stained glass windows in an historically black church he learned of the events of 1964, protests, beatings, and a brilliant campaign of non-violent civil disobedience that led to the passage of the first civil rights act.
While Dean was honored to help preserve a place where Dr. King once stood side-by-side with Jackie Robinson to rally supporters, he was angry that this part of the civil rights story wasn't taught story in school. So he began researching. He uncovered archive footage that had never aired, he sat down with the people who put their lives on the line in 1964 to the fight for equality.