Gullah Project goes to Charleston

We are proud to announce our film has been accepted to the 9th annual Charleston International Film Festival. The Gullah Project will screen Saturday, November 5th in the 2 PM block of short films at Charleston Music Hall.  The entire film festival takes place November 2 – 6 in downtown Charleston. It’s an honor to be invited to suchContinue reading “Gullah Project goes to Charleston”

Profiles of the Gullah: Brandon and Jordan Johnson

Profiles of the Gullah: Brandon and Jordan Johnson from Denise McGill on Vimeo. Siblings Brandon, left, and Jordan Johnson have lived on St. Helena Island their whole lives. Each year they work to raise collards, sweet potatoes and sugar cane with their grandfather, Ben Johnson Jr. Then the whole family helps to sell the produce at Heritage Days Celebration in November, and they allContinue reading “Profiles of the Gullah: Brandon and Jordan Johnson”

SCETV program explains connection between Gullah and African coastlines

I’m expanding my knowledge base by finding films and books about Gullah culture that I’ve previously missed. I’ll share some of them as I make my way through. Many thanks to Amy Shumaker @shu2833, executive producer at #SCETV, for providing links to some of these hard-to-find programs! Recently I saw Family Across the Sea, a 57-minute documentaryContinue reading “SCETV program explains connection between Gullah and African coastlines”

Introducing, Frank Major Sr.

Frank Major, a local St. Helena Island commercial crab fisherman, graciously allowed the team to travel with him on his boat in the waters surrounding the island, while he checked his crab traps also known as pots for blue crabs. To learn more about Frank and to see our journey on the water click onContinue reading “Introducing, Frank Major Sr.”