WGCU Presents Family Pictures USA – Premiere Screening
August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WGCU Presents PBS’ Family Pictures USA: Sneak Preview
Wednesday, August 7th from 6 to 8 p.m.
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
In an increasingly fractured America, the family photo album is bringing us together. FAMILY PICTURES USA journeys through a rapidly changing landscape where the hallmarks of a familiar and idealized “America” are being transformed. From the streets of Detroit to the shores of Southwest Florida, to the farm fields of North Carolina, we are creating a new purpose for the family photo album…as an integral part of our collective social and cultural history.
This event is free, but you must RSVP to attend.
More about the Southwest Florida Episode:
The series visits Fort Myers and the Paradise Coast of “Southwest Florida” a tropical region that stretches from Caloosahatchee River to the Everglades, where Native Americans, cattle ranchers, members of fishing communities and restaurateurs recount their family stories with pride. In rural Immokalee, we learn that Florida is still cattle country and meet former migrant workers who now own companies that harvest produce. Descendants of Seminole leader Osceola preserve their tribal way of life and pass down centuries-old traditions to their children. Here too, An African American family confronts the divisions of the past and moves forward as they uncover the story of their pioneering, bi-racial ancestor, and meet their white relatives. And in a surprise twist, a couple who successfully saved Estero Bay and formed the state’s first aquatic preserve meet the woman whose father tried to develop it.
Funding for this event was provided by: