Documentary Film Series continues with the SCETV film Gullah Roots.

Feb 22, 2023

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street,, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

This film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, explores South Carolina’s ties with West Africa, educating viewers about Gullah heritage, including spiritual, musical and artistic traditions. A sequel to SCETV’s 1990 documentary Family Across the Sea, this film was produced by Betsy Newman and Xavier Blake, and directed, written and edited by Newman. The film aims to raise awareness about the Gullah Geechee community and its ties to West Africa. It also examines the challenges many in that community face today and the progress they have made since the first homecoming to Sierra Leone over 30 years ago. The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, February 22nd, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway.