What is it? A documentary film by Justin Nathanson about the Gullah community of East Cooper. Bin Yah captures a range of community members who describe their land-tied traditions, like making sweetgrass baskets and fishing. Along with this sense of place comes a sense of urgency for the community's survival as roads and development cut apart their neighborhoods. A panel discussion with community members and filmmakers will follow the screenings.
Why see it? All of Lowcountry culture has been touched by Gullah culture in some way — from language to architecture. Locals know the value of learning about the evolving history of a people. They know the value of realizing the role of the Gullah in the present culture.
Who should go? Tourists who want a sense of the Lowcountry. Locals who would like to have a better sense of our shared history.
PICCOLO SPOLETO • Free • 2 hours • June 3 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. • Mother Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun St. • (888) 374-2656