Philly Debut of WE ARE FREE BECAUSE OF HARRIET TUBMAN at Last Reel Black Live Event Screening

LeAnne Lindsay of captured the final Q&A session of Reel Black’s 15 year run of film events in Philadelphia. The video clip starts with my segment, but you can watch the entire 20 minute video on You Tube.

You can get Harriet Tubman $20 Bill t-shirts, concept by Linda Clark and design by Jon Swartz, at Tee-Public. You can also make tax deductible donations through Fractured Atlas to help us defray costs for distribution such as translation into other languages, closed captioning, travel to festivals, study guide, etc.


We Are Free Because of Harriet Tubman from Nadine M. Patterson on Vimeo.

The artistic cinematic short, “We Are Free Because of Harriet Tubman”, is directed by Nadine Patterson, an award-winning independent writer, producer and director working at the crossroads of narrative and documentary cinema.

For this film, supported with a 2019 Leeway Foundation grant, Patterson created a meditation of resistance, history and nature around poetry written and read by Sonia Sanchez, internationally honored poet and scholar, and Professor Emerita of Temple University. The film was shot on location on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, along the UGRR Trail marked by the state, and in Philadelphia, where Tubman found refuge in a community of Free Blacks and Quakers.

Please consider making a donation today so that we can continue to travel with the film, add closed captioning and translations in other languages. Harriet Tubman’s message of perseverance and fighting for freedom is one that we as independent filmmakers take to heart. Thank you!

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