Posted on behalf of a colleague; her contact information is listed below. Home Movie Day organizers, keep your eyes peeled--let's drum up some $$ for AMIA! Apologies for cross-posting for members of AMIA-L and smallgauge...
We are so appreciative of any assistance you may be
able to give us in our search for home movies, photos
and stories of individuals during the turbulent Civil
Rights era. Please let me tell you just a bit about us:
Tell the Truth Pictures has been making documentaries
since 1997 when Producer Robert Hudson and Director
Bobby Houston collaborated on 'Rock the Boat". Hudsons
inspiration to enter a team of HIV-Positive sailors in
the 'TransPac" ocean race resulted in a riveting film
shortlisted for Academy Award nomination and garnering
awards and accolades internationally.
Our current project will focus on the events in and
around Birmingham leading up to the passing of the
Civil Rights Act in 1964. This film, scheduled for
release in Fall of 2004, will also be distributed to
classrooms around America.
We are searching for home movies, in any format,
personal photo albums and of course, stories from that
era, from participants and their heirs. Images and
footage of the marches, rallies and of life in the
South as captured and documented by the individuals and
participants are critical to the success of our film .
I thank you in advance for letting your colleagues know
of our project and for assisting us in soliciting
submissions and/or inquiries from participants on
Saturday. We pay for licensing of any material and will
make a donation directly to the AMIA in the event our
search is successful. We also fully recognize the value
of personal archives of any type and often will travel
to scan, transfer, etc., material on site.
Please call or email with any information that might be pertinent.
Tell The Truth Pictures
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(805) 646 6942
Mobile (805) 701 0153