WorldCat Identities

Metcalf, Rockell

Works: 2 works in 9 publications in 1 language and 307 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films 
Roles: Director, Speaker
Classifications: HS1507.A39, 334.709761
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rockell Metcalf
The contradictions of Fair Hope( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film examines a little known aspect of American history: newly freed slaves throughout the South forming 'benevolent societies' to respond to abject hunger, illness and the fear of a pauper's grave. 'The Fair Hope Benevolent Society' in Uniontown, Alabama, provides an unprecedented look at the complex and morally ambiguous juxtaposition of the Society with the worldly pleasures of what has become known as the annual 'Foot Wash' celebration
The contradictions of Fair Hope with S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell Metcalf( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the premier public screening at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, executive producers and co-directors S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockwell Metcalf discuss their documentary film, "The contradictions of Fair Hope" with Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad. The documentary traces the development and gradual loss of tradition of one of the few remaining African-American benevolent societies founded after emancipation, the Fair Hope Benevolent Society located in Uniontown, Alabama
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.23 for The contra ... to 0.26 for The contra ...)