Liberated Landscape: Black Appalachian Ohio
Directed by William Isom II (World Premiere)
Liberated Landscape is a short documentary covering the history of Emancipation Day in Southeastern Ohio. The rural, Black, and Appalachian communities of Gallia and Lawrence Counties preserve and maintain complex narratives vital to understanding the Midwestern United States. From the oldest continually celebrated Emancipation Day in the US to the oldest still-functioning Black church, Liberated Landscape provides viewers with a short and concentrated glimpse of the rich history produced by a river, the mountains, and a desire for freedom.
Approx. Runtime: 15 minutes