This documentary revolves around the story of the Edgefield, South Carolina, slave potter named David Drake. David, who used his skills as a craftsman, created beautiful pottery, which included jars and pitchers, during the turbulent 1800s. While producing thousands of pots in his lifetime, David also wrote poetry. He was one of the first African-American slaves to sign many of his works. His story is a testament to his willingness to be heard and to leave his mark for ages to come, even at risk of severe punishment.
Length: 49 min.
Director: George Wingard and Mark Albertin
Producer: George Wingard and Mark Albertin
Producer Web site: www.scrapbookvideoproductions.com
Distributor: George Wingard, Savannah River Archaeological Research Program; Mark Albertin, Scrapbook Video Production
Distributor Web site: www.srarp.org
Finalist - Dixie Film Festival, Athens Georgia, 2013
Audience Favorite, Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival, Hilton Head, Sc 2013.