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filmSPARK & Wilmington on Fire

Thursday, June 13, 2024
SPARKconLogo_NoDateThe Triangle Film Community screening for September kicks off the yearly filmSPARK portion of SparkCon at The Cary Theater with  a selection of filmSPARK shorts followed by the feature length documentary, Wilmington on Fire. Short films include: Spin: A Short Love Story by Monique Velasquez A Blue Light Haunting by Molly Kath Lewis Healing by Jacob Joyner That Deputy Sheriff Might Surprise You by Kim Best Oh Crappy Day by Jon Lance Bacon

Wilmington on Fire

Wilmington on Fire is a feature-length documentary that will give a historical and present day look at the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 and how the descendants of the victims of the event are asking for legal action in regards to compensation. The Wilmington Massacre of 1898 was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob on November 10, 1898 in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. It is also considered one of the only examples of a violent overthrow of an existing government (coup d’etat) and left countless numbers of African-American citizens dead. This event was the spring board for the white supremacy movement and Jim Crow (segregation) throughout the state of North Carolina, and the American South (imdb.com)