The Mile Project


We believe stories have the power to create empathy and understanding. Therefore, Silent Images is excited to produce a new film series called The Mile.

The Mile Project is a series of films featuring people from different backgrounds as they collaborate, listen to each other's perspectives, and confront the hard realities surrounding race.

The Mile Project offers a shared space for respectful, honest conversation where we can recognize what is broken, but more importantly, commit to the restoring and rebuilding of a more beautiful community together.

This series of films is available for free to schools, churches, and other nonprofit organizations to help facilitate healthy conversation around race and division. We will be releasing new films throughout 2021, so keep checking back to be encouraged and challenged on how we all can all walk together to improve our communities. 


A Silent Images Documentary Series
Charlotte, NC

EP1 - Committing to unity



In this first episode of The Mile Project, we will hear from John and Willis Draughn Jr. aka Big Red The Voice. They are both local business owners in west Charlotte, and are good friends who have spent the past few years collaborating to help their community flourish.



EP2 - Worlds (Not So) Apart



In the second episode of The Mile Project, we meet Charles and Femi. They have worked in multicultural ministry together for years, Charles as a pastor and Femi as an elder. As they walk side by side through the West Charlotte community they serve, Charles and Femi talk through their different upbringings as an African American and a Nigerian, what it means to be a bridge in a multicultural context, and what it takes to be an instrument of change in our community.



EP3 - Similarities & Differences



Similarities & Differences walks alongside Barbara and Elizabeth. Barbara is Elizabeth's mentor, but they are also dear friends. The conversations are honest, hard and hopeful.



EP4 - BROTHERS



In The Mile Episode 4, Brothers, we meet Pastor Chuck and Reverend Larry Whitley. Though these two come from different backgrounds and denominations, they have cultivated an unforgettable friendship over the years. They have an important call to the church.