1410

Sapelo

Produced by Vesna Eckert

Overview

Genre
Human Interest, Social Issues, Portrait, Culture, and Minorities
Synopsis

On Sapelo Island, two brothers, JerMarkest and Johnathan, are growing up in the last remaining enclave of the Saltwater Geechee people. Their greatest joy is roaming the wilderness like their adoptive mother, Cornelia Walker Bailey, did as a child. As the island’s elder matriarch and storyteller, she strives to preserve what remains of this unique community established by her African-American ancestors. At the dusk of a long life, Cornelia reflects on the complicated splendor of her youth while struggling to shepherd her sons through theirs. At the dawn of their adolescence, the brothers inherit her hope, but begin to clash with each other and the wider world.

Stage
finished
Running time
92 minutes

Credits

  • Nick Brandestini ... Director
  • Taylor Segrest ... Writer, Co-Director
  • Michael Brook ... Composer
  • Vesna Eckert ... Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Envi Films
Country
Switzerland
Years of Production
2020
Locations
Georgia, USA

Distribution Details

Release year
2020
Language
English
Subtitles
English, German

Photos

Sapelo poster_thumb

Browse documentary films on The D-Word