By Howard Pousner
Jimmy Carter is featured in two independent documentaries being screened as part of the Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival at the Carter Center on Saturday: “Foul Water / Fiery Serpent” (2 p.m.) and “A Road Not Taken” (3:30 p.m.).
“Foul” follows Carter Center health workers and others as they work to eradicate Guinea worm disease in remote parts of the globe. “Road” tracks the solar panels Carter had installed at the White House after they were removed during the Reagan administration.
Another film showing Saturday at the Carter Center sounds like it would be right up the former president’s alley: “Crossing Borders” follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel through Morocco and begin to parse the so-called “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West. It screens at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The wide-ranging film fest continues Thursday through Sunday at the Carter Center, Young Blood Gallery and the Five Spot. All screenings: $8.