C. Gregory Cummings, Director of the Robeson County Office of Economic Development, is seen here being interviewed by the VOTL crew. Mr. Cummings helped Drs. Fazio and Hutchens with a tremendous amount of research into the effects that the NAFTA bill had on jobs in the region.
Growing Change is a local organization that helps troubled teens by involving them in community activities in positive, life-affirming ways. Dr. Hutchens spent an afternoon with teens in the program as they learned about beekeeping from the Wagram Apiary. While no one was stung during the shoot, at least one honeybee and several black-widow spiders did not fare so well.
Jeff Stone, Master Beekeeper at Wagram Apiary, discusses the importance of teaching youth the craft of beekeeping. In “Voices of the Lumbee,” audiences will see how GrowingChange.org aims to teach teens practical skills in sustainable agriculture.
A thriving Lumbee community exists in Baltimore, Maryland, and our crew traveled to the city to learn about it. In the 1950s, a number of Lumbees moved to the area to find careers outside of farming. In the film, audiences will learn about their stories, and about the organizations that keep the Lumbee community together in the city.
In fall of 2013, Charly Lowry and other Lumbee musicians joined the VotL crew to record original music for the upcoming film, Voices of the Lumbee. Check out this snippet of the recording session.