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Documentary Film: Gullah Roots

The Horry County Museum’s Documentary Film Series continues with the SCETV film Gullah Roots.

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 free film screening begins at 1 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway.