Screening Sat Jul 17 at 2pm & 6pm – both screenings include a post-film Q&A with filmmaker TheRese Anderson-Aduni as part of the 2021 Circle Cinema Film Festival presented by JD3TV.
All tickets ‘pay what you want’ with a suggested donation of $5 or $10.
This inspiring new short documentary made from home movies of families that stayed in Greenwood and rebuilt after the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The footage, discovered by the late Rev. Dr. Harold M. Anderson, has been edited into a 28min documentary by his daughter TheRese Anderson-Aduni. Through candid slice-of-life segments, see a look back in time at the businesses, lives, and leisure of the residents of Greenwood. Anderson-Aduni also sees the film as a chance to spark community engagement and volunteerism. “As the Yoruba proverb goes, ‘When the door is closed, you must learn to slide across the crack of the sill,’” she said. Seeing the everyday life of Greenwood in the past may act as a beacon of light to those looking for ways to help continue the revitalization of the neighborhood.
The film is part of the Greenwood Art Project in association with Women of the Villages, LLC, Harold M. Anderson Trust Archives, & Getty Images Inc with support from the North Tulsa Historical Society. Producers hope attendees will be able to help identify people depicted in the film so their names can be attached to the film when it is sent to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (Kenneth E. Behring Center) for posterity. For more about the identification process, visit womenofthevillages.org.