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Moving Midway

A Documentary
(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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While his cousin relocates his family's ancestral plantation home, film critic Godfrey Cheshire looks into the Hinton family history and discovers an African American branch of the family previously unknown to him. With the help of Africana studies professor Robert Hinton, who also has ancestral ties to Midway Plantation, Cheshire examines the Southern plantation in American history and mythology, and how the racial legacy from the past continues into the present.
Title: Moving Midway
a documentary
[videorecording]
Published: [New York, N.Y.] : First Run Features, c2008.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Widescreen presentation.
Special features: Extra scenes and interviews (Algia Mae Hinton ; DJ Spooky ; Winkie on 'Colored' and 'Black'); How to move a house (photo gallery); DVD-ROM features; Filmmaker biographies.
Summary: While his cousin relocates his family's ancestral plantation home, film critic Godfrey Cheshire looks into the Hinton family history and discovers an African American branch of the family previously unknown to him. With the help of Africana studies professor Robert Hinton, who also has ancestral ties to Midway Plantation, Cheshire examines the Southern plantation in American history and mythology, and how the racial legacy from the past continues into the present.
Local Note: 1
Branch Call Number: DVD 975.6 MOV
Statement of Responsibility: CG Film, Iron Films and Wake Drive Productions present ; a film by Godfrey Cheshire ; written & directed by Godfrey Cheshire ; produced by Godfrey Cheshire, Vincent Farrell, Jay Spain
Credits: Director of photography, Jay Spain ; editors, Ramsey Fendall, Greg Loser ; composer, Ahrin Mishan
Performers: Narrated by Godfrey Cheshire; blues songs performed by Algia Mae Hinton.
System Details: DVD, NTSC.
Subject Headings: Hinton family Video recordings. Midway Plantation (N.C.) History Video recordings. Plantation life Southern States History Video recordings. North Carolina Race relations Video recordings. Moving of buildings, bridges, etc. North Carolina Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Topical Term: Plantation life
Moving of buildings, bridges, etc.
Publisher No: FRF 913607D
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