The final installment of this year’s Food Justice Series will be a screening of Homecoming, a film that documents the story of African American farmers in the twentieth century.
Homecoming: Sometimes I Am Haunted By Memories of Red Dirt and Clay is the story of African-American land loss and a chronicle of black farmers from the Civil War to the present. Homecoming features archival footage and audio tracks including the voices of Malcolm X, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Julian Bond. The film also excerpts the testimony of freed slaves, Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon and the writings of August Wilson. Producer/director Charlene Gilbert places her own family farm in Montezuma, Georgia squarely in the historical context of the black farm movement in America.
Narrated by Charles S. Dutton (TV’s “Roc,” Cookie’s Fortune), Homecoming was produced for the Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with the National Place Programming Consortium (NBPC).
More info on this film can be found here.