Film Screening - "Durham: A Self-Portrait"
Ten years ago, "Durham: A Self-Portrait" premiered to community acclaim. The film documented the rise of this unique Southern city, and the "Secret Game" of basketball - and race - that nurtured a dynamic industrial economy and a thriving "Black Wall Street." Since then, rising back from the "Great Recession" of 2008, Durham has experienced rapid growth and revitalization, in IT, medicine, and a nationally recognized foodie scene. But as in most cities, Durham is also deeply tested by gentrification and persistent poverty. In recognition of the city's 150th Anniversary in 2019, the filmmakers are producing an updated version of their film, featuring a new "Ten Years After" epilogue that speaks to today's Durham. They ask: Are we still a "Tale of Two Cities" . . . and does Durham's history still matter?