A documentary film produced by Chowan Discovery Group’s Marvin T. Jones will be shown at the C.S. Brown Cultural Arts Center in Winton on June 2 at 11am. The presentation is part of the 2nd annual North Carolina Family Film Festival (NCFFF).
“Aunt Betty and Fort Stevens,” tells the story of a Free Woman of Color who, despite losing her farm during the Civil War, becomes a heroine in her Washington, D.C. community. The story is told by the niece of Elizabeth Proctor Thomas, “Aunt Betty”. This film is a production of DCTV, the public access network of Washington. Jones has begun another documentary about the “Winton Triangle.
The Chowan Discovery Group is a sponsor of the NCFFF. Proceeds from the festival support the C.S. Brown Center, the largest institution of the Winton Triangle. Tickets for showings on Friday, June 1 (at Chowan University) and Saturday (C.S. Brown) are $3 for children and $4 for adults. This Sunday, June 3 showing at C.S. Brown includes a dinner; tickets are $6. For more information, call 202.236.2030.