Summer volunteers bond while learning about Gullah culture

When you make a difference in the life of one, it creates a ripple effect. As we continue to put our creative minds to work and discuss the need for land preservation on St. Helena Island, seven students from USC and Columbia College collaborate with us each week and assist with creating a change. TheseContinue reading “Summer volunteers bond while learning about Gullah culture”

Film festival screenings bring awareness to Gullah/Geechee culture

Our team created a seven-minute overview of The Gullah Project to mark our progress. We entered the overview into film festivals as a short documentary. We are excited to report that out of nine entries, The Gullah Project overview was accepted into five festivals. It screened in five cities this spring. The screenings have raised awareness about GullahContinue reading “Film festival screenings bring awareness to Gullah/Geechee culture”

The Gullah Project accepted to the 14th Annual Female Eye Film Festival

The Gullah Project has been accepted to the 14th Annual Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. The Gullah Project will screen in an International Documentary Program block on Wednesday, June 15th. Among the films in this block are The Nike Chariot Earring directed by Karen Audette and feature film Following Kina directed by Sonia Goldenberg followed by aContinue reading “The Gullah Project accepted to the 14th Annual Female Eye Film Festival”

The Gullah Project nominated for Best Documentary at Cape Fear Independent Film Festival

The Gullah Project was nominated for Best Documentary at Cape Fear Independent Film Festival in March. The winner for Best Documentary went to Lee’s 88 Keys, directed by Susan Robbins. She also won the award for Best Female Director. Despite not taking home the award, Cape Fear Independent Film Festival was a huge success for our team. TheContinue reading “The Gullah Project nominated for Best Documentary at Cape Fear Independent Film Festival”

The Gullah Project selected to screen at the 17th Annual Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

The Gullah Project has been selected to screen at the 17th Annual Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival April 19-24, 2016 in Muskogee, OK. To find a complete list of screenings for this documentary film please visit the Screenings section of our webpage.

The Gullah Project selected for two prestigious film festivals

The Gullah Project has been officially selected for two prestigious film festivals. Cape Fear Independent Film Festival will be held in Wilmington, N.C., a destination located in the Gullah/Geechee Corridor, March 10th – 12th 2016. Festival dates for the 6th Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival are April 6th – 10th, 2016 at the Charlotte ConventionContinue reading “The Gullah Project selected for two prestigious film festivals”

School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Research Roundtable Series Presentation

On Tuesday, January 26th Director Denise McGill presented an update and discussed the process of making The Gullah Project at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Research Roundtable Series. In attendance were fifty students and faculty members, all who have been following the progress of this documentary film. Also in attendance were two ofContinue reading “School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Research Roundtable Series Presentation”

School of Journalism and Mass Communications Research Roundtable Series

School of Journalism and Mass Communications Research Roundtable Series presents “The Gullah Project: Behind the Scenes and on Location” by Associate Professor Denise McGill Date: Tues, Jan. 26 Time: 1:15 – 2:30 PM Location: SJMC 318 McGill will screen the current draft of her documentary film The Gullah Project. She will discuss the process and contribution ofContinue reading “School of Journalism and Mass Communications Research Roundtable Series”

The Penn Center 33rd Annual Heritage Days Celebration

Tomorrow starts the the Penn Center 33rd Annual Heritage Days Celebration held on St. Helena Island, SC. Authentic Gullah music, food, and customs await families and friends who return to the island to celebrate their Gullah/Geechee culture.  This year Saundra “Renee” Smith is Heritage Days Artist of the Year. She will be honored at a receptionContinue reading “The Penn Center 33rd Annual Heritage Days Celebration”

An exclusive look at the Heritage Day Festivities 2014

Last week The Gullah Project team traveled to St. Helena Island to attend the 32nd Annual Heritage Days Celebration. From covering the Road of Remembrance play directed by Sara’ Reynolds Green, to climbing trees with a GoPro camera to photograph Ben Johnson’s produce booth, the team had an outrageously good time. Take a moment to visit this exclusive behind theContinue reading “An exclusive look at the Heritage Day Festivities 2014”