The Gullah Project First Cut featured on About Harvest

The first cut of The Gullah Project documentary is getting notoriety. In just two days it’s reached 1,751 people and was featured last night on About Harvest’s official webpage.  About Harvest provides quality stories about food and agriculture in order to inform, entertain, and connect the public to the food that is on their plates. Read the About Harvest article at The Gullah Project: First Cut.

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Official first cut of The Gullah Project’s documentary film.

The Gullah Project proudly presents the first cut to our documentary film.

Denise McGill directs the documentary that follows Gullah / Geechee residents of St. Helena Island, South Carolina.  Taking much of their culture from their West African ancestors, St. Helena is one of the last Gullah farming and fishing communities left in America. Residents are now wrestling with gentrification, land preservation, and conservation issues.

The film is edited by Hida Visuals; many of Denise McGill’s students have also worked on the project.

 

 

 

The first cut of The Gullah Project’s documentary film premieres in two days

Ali O'Hara pets a pig for the first time during a break in filming at Ben Johnson's farm on St. Helena Island, S.C. O'Hara grew up in Michigan and came to South Carolina to study public relations at the University of South Carolina's graduate school. She now works as a multimedia journalist for WSPA-CBS.

Ali O’Hara pets a pig for the first time during a break in filming at Ben Johnson’s farm on St. Helena Island, S.C. O’Hara grew up in Michigan and came to South Carolina to study public relations at the University of South Carolina’s graduate school. She now works as a multimedia journalist for WSPA-CBS.

Land preservation, conservation issues, local farming and fisheries The first cut of the documentary film from The Gullah Project is coming in TWO DAYS!! Be ready.

The first cut of The Gullah Project’s documentary film premieres in three days

Ski Dauphiney runs the first camera during a civil rights symposium at the Penn Center National Historic Landmark District on St. Helena Island. Dauphiney worked on the crew and in post-production for the project.

Ski Dauphiney runs the first camera during a civil rights symposium at the Penn Center National Historic Landmark District on St. Helena Island. Dauphiney worked on the crew and in post-production for the project.

The Gullah / Geechee culture is nestled along the south east coast from North Carolina to Georgia. Learn more on Monday, September 1st only THREE DAYS REMAIN!!

First cut of documentary to be released in six days

Denise McGill interviews Walter Mack just before he retired as executive director of the Penn Center National Historic Landmark District. The interview takes place in a cottage built for Dr. Martin Luther King, a frequent visitor to the Penn Center. Unfortunately, King was killed before he could stay in the building.

Denise McGill interviews Walter Mack just before he retired as executive director of the Penn Center National Historic Landmark District. The interview takes place in a cottage built for Dr. Martin Luther King, a frequent visitor to the Penn Center. Unfortunately, King was killed before he could stay in the building.

 

Stories about the land, water, and people of St. Helena Island: The Gullah Project’s first cut arrives in SIX DAYS!!! Keep your eyes peeled Monday, September 1st.