Brag Bowling and Mark Potok represent two disparate sides of this overwhelmingly complex debate over the history and legacy of the Civil War and the Confederacy. In this quick clip compiled from their much more in-depth interviews, we present a brief glimpse into the thoughts, feelings and beliefs of two main characters in this debate, and begin to examine the larger implications they might have for our society today.
*this clip merely scratches the surface of an extremely complex subject, and does not present either side or the subjects to their fullest
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Fermentation Lounge in Tallahassee, FL is hosting a Drinking Socially event for us September 5th from 6pm-close (Click Here for the Facebook event). 20% of all proceeds go to support the making of our film.
We’ll be hanging out all evening, showing our original documentary “150 Years Later” and clips from our journey thus far.
We’re also very happy to have our good friends Yo Soybean coming down from Athens, GA to provide entertainment for the evening. (Get to know their music, because they’ll be scoring our film!)
“Today, you’re gonna see the elephant,” a reenactor named Joe said knowingly as we marched the dusty, sweaty mile up to the Manassas battlefield.
Joe is one of the 100 or so folks who make up the 21st Georgia Volunteer Infantry, a unit more or less based out of western New York, but whose members travel from as far as Arizona for big reenactments.
Hello, dear readers. Many apologies for not keeping you updated throughout our adventure in Gettysburg. As I write this, I am comfortably home in Tallahassee, FL, 947 miles from where the action of this blog post took place.
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Tonight is our last night in Richmond, VA. We leave early tomorrow morning (around 4:00 a.m. to be exact) for Harrisburg, PA and the National Civil War Museum. After that, it’s next stop Gettysburg.
We’ve been in Richmond, VA for two days now, and it’s been a whirlwind. As I write this, we’re taking a much needed break to check our equipment and fix a few bugs with the microphone before heading back out to shoot some footage downtown. And as our week has unfolded, we’ve come to realize that our scheduled trip was probably not going to happen quite the way we’d planned. I’ll tell you about Tuesday now, and write a post about today once today’s over (makes sense, right?).
Today, we woke up in Fayetteville, NC, and after a hearty breakfast at Fayetteville’s “original” Pancake House (is there some pancake house rivalry going on? Does someone else claim to be the real original? Sadly we do not have the answers to these burning questions), we headed north 211 miles to Richmond, VA.
Well, we are about an hour away from jumping in the car and heading off on this whirlwind adventure across the South towards Gettysburg, PA. I gotta tell you, the excitement and intrigue flowing through our veins right now has given us a sense of adventure that neither of us has ever felt before. Also flowing through us is a real sense of purpose–the feeling that we’re actually off to do something that could change the way a great number of people think about the world. I can’t type much more now–gotta triple check the gear–but we’ll post an update later when we stop for the night (wherever that may be). Much love, and thank you to all who made this trip possible!