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Secrets of the Hollow

The Hidden History of Blacks in Rockland County

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Overview

Genre
Cultural History, Minorities, Social Issues, Human Rights, and Culture
Synopsis

For the first time, we reveal the hidden history of blacks in Rockland County’s since the 1600’s. We examine through experts the extraordinary and ordinary background, struggles, and contributions of blacks in Rockland. The films name is derived from the free black community, Skunk Hollow, founded by a former slave, Jack Earnest located along the New York, New Jersey state line that existed sixty years before slavery was abolished in New Jersey.
The central character is a local black hero, Hezekiah Easter, Rockland’s first black elected official. We follow Easter’s life to understand the black experience in Rockland.

Treatment
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Stage
in production

Credits

  • Alice Crowe-Bell ... Director, Producer, Writer
  • Alicia Crowe ... Director, Co-Producer, Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.
A Crowe Flyz Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
4 years
Locations
New York, New Jersey

Distribution Details

Festivals
Rivertown Film Festival - Short films

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