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Created Equal Film Series in honor of Grady W. Powell: Virginia Voices

Thursday, January 17, 6:30pm8:00pm
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Robins Family Forum
Part of the Created Equal Film Series category.
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Virginia Voices is the cinematic convergence of over 200 interviews of everyday people living in our extraordinary times.

For over a year, unique filming methods and techniques were used in pursuit of capturing a vivid slice of time in Virginia through authentic personal stories. During production, video cameras were continually shipped across the state for people to record their own stories and footage. Additionally, participants could upload their stories to a project specific website, and the film crew shot in every corner of the state recording family histories along the way.

The resulting film balances sublime honesty and setbacks with triumphs and goodwill. Drastically different perspectives, cultures, lives and values are poetically knitted together revealing a common humanity at the heart of it all.

Award-winning Director Jeff Boedeker from Richmond based film-company Orange Frame will be screening the director's cut version of the film. Following the screening, Jeff will discuss the unique filmmaking process behind Virginia Voices.

Free and open to all. RSVP recommended.


This series is named in honor of Reverend Powell, who served on the Virginia Historical Society board for many years and who was instrumental in the development of relevant and accessible programming. He presided over the historic Gillfield Baptist Church, founded in 1788, for thirty-six years.

Created Equal is hosted by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in partnership with the Richmond Peace Education Center and supported in part by Diversity Richmond’s VHS Guy Kinman Research Award.

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