We have posted about Wilmington on Fire for awhile and now we are proud to announce that this documentary will be shown on the big screen. “Wilmington on Fire” makes its world premiere next week Saturday November 14th at, quite appropriately, the Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina at Thalian Hall (Main), 310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401. The producer and director, Chris Everett, has put in countless hours of editing and perfecting his creation in order to convey the untold history of a predominate black economy of Wilmington, NC.
With all of the successful recent independent black documentaries such as the Hidden Colors series and 7AM, Wilmington on Fire is definitely a film that you would want to have in your collection. I had the opportunity to speak with Chris Everett and he has put his heart and soul into this film. Obtaining this information wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.
“The Wilmington Massacre was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party on November 10, 1898 in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. It is considered one of the only successful examples of a coup d’état in the United States that left countless numbers of African-American citizens dead and exiled from the city. This event was the spring board for the white supremacy movement and Jim Crow segregation throughout the state of North Carolina and the American South.” – Chris Everett , Indiewire.com
Check out the soundtrack to Wilmington On Fire below: