Arts Revive, Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information, Blackbelt Benefit Group and City of Selma, Alabama Government, in partnership with Blue Magnolia Films, will premiere a series of eight photo documentaries, produced by local community leaders, to commemorate the Alabama Bicentennial and upcoming Selma200 Anniversary, Thursday, June 20, 2019, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Carneal Building at 3 Church Street. The event is FREE and open to the public.
The stories, produced by Selma residents, highlight the importance of cultural and economic revitalization for the City of Selma. Each participant captured the spirit of #Selma200 uniquely, through their own lens, in order to pay homage to the past and cast a bright vision for the future.
The stories were produced during a one-week workshop, led by Blue Magnolia Films, in which participants learned how to write, photograph and record personal narratives, using iPhones and digital equipment.
Participants include: Afriye Wekandodis (The River Center For Humanity), Patty Sexton & Beth Spivey (St. James Hotel), Joanne Bland and & Kimberly MzWonderful Smitherman (Journeys For The Soul), Vicky Stoudenmire (Arts Revive), Richard Clay Carmichael (Blackbelt Benefit Group), Linda Derry (Old Cahawba), Jawana Jackson & Pride Forney (Jackson Foundation and Museum) and Ronnie Leet & Amy Milligan (Temple Mishkan Israel).
Sponsors include: Arts Revive, The Educational Foundation of America (EFA), Hampton Inn Selma, Blackbelt Benefit Group, Vaughan Medical Group, Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information, Pine Belt Communications, South Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Alabama Bicentennial Commission (Alabama 200) and Alabama Tourism Department.
Other supporters include: Barja Wilson, AC Reeves, Martha Lockett, Selma Center For Nonviolence, The Selma Dallas County Public Library, and community members who generously contributed home-cooked meals for the workshop.
The screening will be followed by the launch of a large-scale, “interactive” public arts gallery using downtown storefronts and windows.
What: Selma200: Stories Of Revitalization (Film Premiere) & Selma200 Public Art Gallery (Downtown Unveiling)
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Location: Carneal Building (3 Church Street)
This event is FREE and open to the public. Official hashtags for the event are: #Selma200, #VisitSelma Please “Like” and “Share” this event. Resulting documentaries will be posted to social media, and will be integrated into downtown revitalization projects, community outreach and events.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Chandler Griffin email@example.com Tel 917-385-9343.