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The epic story of Black farmers and land loss in the South, HOMECOMING... SOMETIMES I AM HAUNTED BY MEMORIES OF RED DIRT AND CLAY, is the story of African-American land loss and a chronicle of black farmers from the Civil War to the present. HOMECOMING features archival footage and audio tracks including the voices of Malcolm X, Fannie Lou Hamer and Julian Bond. The film also excerpts the testimony of freed slaves, Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon and the writings of August Wilson. Producer/director Charlene Gilbert places her own family farm in Montezuma, Georgia squarely in the historical context of the black farm movement in America. Narrated by Charles S. Dutton (TV's "Roc," COOKIE'S FORTUNE), HOMECOMING was produced for the Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC). black farm in Georgia
Photo: Vickie A. Smith

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