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.
The crew spent some time at Alamac American Knits learning about the company and its culture. In the upcoming film, audiences will learn the incredible story of how employees of this local business saved the company after its previous corporate owners shut the plant down due to financial troubles.
Mark your calendars for April 10th as this is the date when Voices of the Lumbee will premiere to local audiences at the Givens Performing Arts Center at UNCP. We’ve been busy at work finishing up the film and editing it all together. As the coming weeks pass, we’ll be updating the site with new information about what’s in store. We’re excited that after three hard years of work the film is finally coming together. Stay tuned for more posts and updates as we plan for the premiere of Voices of the Lumbee.
The 2nd Annual Lumbee River Independent Film Festival will be held at the Givens Performing Arts Center (GPAC) on April 10th on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The event gives upcoming and established filmmakers across the nation as well as student filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their talents and have their efforts recognized. The submission deadline is March 17th, 2014.
The documentary, Voices of the Lumbee, will make its premiere and be the feature film to kick off the night’s events.
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Hope to see you there!