THEN AND NOW: A HAYTI CIVICS COURSE
February 2, 2012 thru March 29, 2012, filmmakers Kelvin D. Allen, Victor R. Stone and Jaisun G. McMillian, conduct a workshop at the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies. Visit http://www.cdsporch.org/archives/9528 to register.
Then and Now: A Hayti Civics Course, offers a unique opportunity for participants to document oral histories and use archival material to contribute to the production of a documentary film series about Durham’s Hayti community.
Hayti was a vibrant African-American section of Durham, North Carolina, that flourished for most of the 20th century. Students will join our exploration of Hayti’s fascinating, rich history and decline, while creating a multimedia portfolio. It was a sanctuary for African-Americans traveling from the north throughout the Jim Crow South. It was an oasis of African American culture and business in a malevolent society. Today, there is very little evidence that Hayti ever existed.
This workshop will provide an overview of the process we have followed to develop this film into a compelling documentary; how we researched the story, outlined the ideas, developed a treatment, and introduced subjects. Students will develop short, manageable documentary projects which they will produce for screening and review by the class.
Session 1. Introduction to Course
Presenters: Dr. Beverly Washington Jones, Author, Educator, Historian
Carolyn Green Boone, Great Great Granddaughter of James E. Shepard
Nathaniel B. White, Jr. , descendant of N.B. White, Sr., owner of Service Printing Company, Hayti
Session 2. Director’s Technical, Interview Styles, Staging and Lighting
Presenter: David Kasper, Academy Award winning Film Director/Director of The Empowerment Project, Chapel Hill
Sheila Huggins interviews Dr. Jonathan Livingston, Assistant Professor of Psychology, NCCU
Meral Agish, Sound and Transcription
Jameka Autry, Filmmaker
Filmmakers Victor Stone and David Kasper