Director Christopher Everett’s award-winning documentary “Wilmington on Fire” is now available for pre-order on DVD. The film has been on tour across the state of North Carolina and will be made available to the public on November 10, 2016. The release date comes on the same day of the anniversary of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre which the film is based on.
“Wilmington on Fire” chronicles the bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob 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 violent overthrow was the springboard for the white supremacy movement and Jim Crow segregation throughout the state of North Carolina and the American South.
The documentary features activists, scholars, researchers, historians and direct descendants of the victims of the 1898 massacre including Dr. Umar Johnson, Professor William Darity Jr., Queen Quet, Larry Reni Thomas, Dr. Lewin Manly, Faye Chaplin, Kent Chatfield, LeRae Umfleet, Sonya Patrick and Daawud Muhammad.
The DVD is available for pre-order for $19.99 at www.spellerstreetfilms.bigcartel.com. On November 10, 2016, the price of the DVD will be $25.99.
We have been following and touting this important film on Shadow and Act for years now and are proud of all that Everett has accomplished with getting this story told. He has also been featured recently in The New Yorker and on PBS’ Black Issues Forum, to name a few.
For more information, contact Speller Street Films L.L.C. at email@example.com.