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A poignant recollection from a childhood marked by racial segregation.


In Jon Goldman and Chip Moore’s poignant short documentary, viewers are taken on a compelling journey into the childhood experiences of Dr. Amrose Jearld amidst the harsh backdrop of racial segregation in South Carolina’s Atlantic Beach. The film expertly utilizes archival still photography, skillfully intertwining them with Jearld’s heartfelt voice-over. This seamless blend of visuals and narration brings depth and authenticity to the storytelling, immersing the audience in the vivid recollections of a bygone era.

What sets this documentary apart is its creative use of animation, breathing life into the still photographs and enhancing the emotional impact of Jearld’s memories. Through this innovative approach, the film manages to capture the essence of childhood innocence and joy, even in the face of racism and adversity. It serves as a powerful reminder of America’s dark past, shedding light on the resilience of the human spirit and the importance of preserving narratives that reflect both the struggles and triumphs of marginalized communities.

This film is not just a story about racism; it’s a testament to the resilience of the human soul and the enduring power of hope. By blending historical imagery, heartfelt narration, and imaginative animation, Goldman and Moore have created a visually captivating and emotionally resonant film that leaves a lasting impression on its viewers, fostering empathy and understanding for the complexities of the past.

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Runtime: 4 min

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