The Gullah Project 


Islands owned by the descendants of slaves are in danger of being bought out by land developers. Farmers and fishermen use hard work and common sense to preserve their pristine coastline.


Denise McGill

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Credited cast:
Sará Reynolds Green Sará Reynolds Green ... Self
Ben Johnson Ben Johnson
James Bradley James Bradley ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Janice Baker Janice Baker ... Child Farmer
Brandon Johnson Brandon Johnson ... Sugarcane Cutter 2
Kalila Saunders Kalila Saunders ... Child Farmer
Jordan Johnson Jordan Johnson ... Sugarcane Cutter 1


St. Helena Island is a magical place on the South Carolina coastline. African Americans have farmed and fished here for centuries: first as plantation slaves, then as freedmen owning small subsistence operations. It's now one of the last farming communities on the East Coast that hasn't been swallowed up by development. But the Gullah/Geechee traditions here are in danger. Can the residents of St. Helena pass their heritage on to another generation? Or will the pristine nature of the land and water be lost forever? Filmmakers explore issues like conservation and attitudes from the community. They capture witty characters and stunning scenery to transport viewers to one of America's hidden treasures. James Bradley owns one of the last local shrimp boat operations. Sará Green cares for 10 acres that have been in her family since Reconstruction. Ben Johnson retired from a blue-collar job up north. He farms his ancestors' land and sells the produce to his neighbors. In the end, the main ... Written by Denise McGill

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African Americans on St. Helena Island, South Carolina, have been farming and fishing their land since the Civil War. Now they must choose whether to sell their pristine coastline to retire in luxury, or find a way to preserve their way of life for their children.

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