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Letter: Author applauds Township Heights documentary

Published: August 31, 2016 12:00 AM


Applauds Township Heights documentary

I'm excited that the oral history and documentary

of Twinsburg Township Heights, "Voices of the Hill," has been selected to be screened at Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival.

"Voices" is a community oral history docuemntary that chronicles the history of Twinsburg Heights, a historically black-segregated suburb in Northeast Ohio.

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This documentary is told through the eyes of area youth as they research, film and interview elders in their community to learn and preserve a history before it is lost to dying industries, foreclosures and gentrification.

Students learned first-hand the importance of banning together, self-advocacy, civic engagement and family as they capture the stories of their elders and document a history to bring their fractured community together.

Director and producer Carla L. Carter-Bishop and her team of young filmmakers should be applauded for their great work on this project and I urge the Twinsburg community to attend the screening of this wonderful film. Screenings are Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. at Shaker Square Cinema 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland 44120.

Hubert Brandon, Twinsburg Township

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