Atlanta was founded in 1837 at the end of the Western & Atlantic railroad line (it was first named Marthasville in honor of the daughter of the governor at the time, nicknamed Terminus for its railway location, and changed shortly thereafter to Atlanta, the Women of the Atlantic — as in the railroad). Today, the booming city remains a transportation hub, not only for the country but for the world.
Atlanta is the capital of the Southeast, a city of the future that has close ties to its past. The old in the new Atlanta is the soul of the city, the legacy that enhances the quality of life in a contemporary city. In the turbulent 1960s, Atlanta was “the city too busy to hate”. And today, in the 21st century, Atlanta is “the city not too busy to care”.
For decades, Atlanta has been linked to the civil rights movement. Civil rights leaders have moved forward; it was the visionaries who saw a new South, a new Atlanta. They believed in peace. They made monumental sacrifices for that peace and for human rights. And thanks to them, Atlanta became a modern, fast-paced city that opened its doors to diversity, to art and to humanity.
Hard-core southerners consider Atlanta to be the heart of the old confederation. Atlanta has become the best example of the New South, a fast-paced modern city that is proud of its heritage.
Atlanta Filmmakers alliance has taken on the responsibility of preserving this heritage and defending it with the art of awareness against all forms of human trafficking.