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Guardians of Our Troubled Waters
Guardians of Our Troubled Waters
The River Heroes of the SouthThursday, June 20, 7:00 PM - BO THOMAS AUDITORIUM, Blue Ridge Community College Saturday, June 22, 7:30 PM- NORTH CAROLINA ARBORETUM, Asheville Sunday, June 23, 7:30 PM- WHITE HORSE BLACK MOUNTAIN, Black Mountain The Center's newest documentary film focuses on three communities- Western North Carolina, East Tennessee, and South Florida and their historical connection to their rivers and streams, how that changed during the industrial age and the early heroes who rose to unite the community to stand up for their waterways. Featured heroes include Wilma Dykeman, the savior of the French Broad River, the Dead Pigeon River Council who fought against Champion Paper's destruction of the Pigeon River and Marjory Stoneman Douglas who led the fight to reclaim the Everglades against efforts to drain and pollute it. This is a general admission event. All tickets are $15. This is a ticket-less event. Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event. (Please note that tickets to this event allow free entrance to the Arboretum for the purpose of attending the Arboretum version of the event.) Buy the DVD in advance with your reservation and get $5 off the DVD price. Register now before this show is sold out! Donation: $15 per person For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062. Directions:
A Great American Tapestry DVD
A GREAT AMERICAN TAPESTRY - The Many Strands of Mountain Music is an eye-opening look at music history and how America's melting pot and its cultural tapestry changed the world. The film features ballad singers:
- Sheila Kay Adams
- Joe Penland
- Betty Smith
- Bobby McMillon
- Donna Ray Norton and more
- Rhiannon Giddens
- Dom Flemons
- Justin Robinson
Great Flood of 1916 DVD
The Flood DVD may be purchased online (below) or at the following locations:
- Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Center, 400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792, Hendersonville, NC (828) 693-1531
- Highland Books, 277 N Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712 (828) 884-2424
- Mountain Gateway Museum, 102 Water St, Old Fort, NC 28762 (828) 668-9259
$35.00 – $1,000.00
RIVER HEROES FILM PROJECT- Premiums for Supporters
SUPPORT OUR NEW FILM AND ENJOY WONDERFUL PREMIUMS including Brewery Tours, Concert Tickets, Framed Watercolor Paintings, Framed Nature Photographs, Paddle Tours, Memberships for the NC Arboretum, MountainTrue or Conserving Carolina, and gear including T-shirts, backpacks, waterbottles and more.
The Land Still Speaks To Us – DVD
The Land Still Speaks To Us is the first in a series of documentaries on mountain heritage spoken by the voices of elders in Western North Carolina. The film depicts the agricultural life that was lived not very long ago, how people prepared their food, connected to family, community, land and faith and what it means to them today to continue their traditions. Will we carry on the torch or let this vibrant cultural legacy disappear in the fog of modern conveniences? For bulk purchases of the DVD (more than 5) click here. To show this film at your festival or organizational gathering, click here.
Where Neon Goes To Die – DVD
For over sixty years, Miami Beach flourished with half a dozen Yiddish theatres, scores of choruses and folksinger groups, literary activity, and more. Then one day it vanished in a fog of disco lights. This is the story of America's not-too-distant past, when her ethnic communities were the pride of the world. And why it is important to remember...
Musical Conversation with David Holt – DVD
David Holt is a mountain musician, a storyteller and a cultural preservation who for decades has worked tirelessly to keep mountain culture alive and thriving. This DVD captures his powerful performance and discussion on why he works to keep the fires burning. . For bulk purchases of the DVD (more than 5) click here. To show this film at your festival or organizational gathering, click here.
The Golden Side of the Tracks – DVD
Overtown, Miami, Florida is a tale of two cities: a blossoming cultural center of black Miami that was celebrated as the "Harlem of the South" because of its cultural venues and business activity; and a city that was severely oppressed by city leaders and other forces. GOLDEN SIDE OF THE TRACKS tells the story of Overtown's rise as an important American community, its struggles to regain its footing after the interstate destroyed a major part of its community in the 1960's and its battle today against gentrification.
Call of the Ancient Mariner – DVD
CALL OF THE ANCIENT MARINER is a new documentary film by David Weintraub taking the viewer on a fascinating exploration of sea turtles and human culture. Thousands of cultures have been captivated by this iconic creature making the turtle their totem, their deity, their inspiration for wisdom, fertility and longevity. As a result, man's first writing was done on the back of a turtle shell, the first known coin has a sea turtle on it. The Maya based their sophisticated astronomical based on the scutes of a turtle. Mariner documents these spellbinding historical connections and what they mean for us today and how they inform our current conservation efforts.