This portrait of a Milwaukee north side Neighborhood features a couple, Sharon and Larry Adams who work in tandem through their creation-The Walnut Way Conservation Corps-to bring restorative practices to a once blighted part of the city.
The documentary was a collaborative project made with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee film students in a course I taught on Ethnography, over a 6 month time frame. They follow the restoration of a home by a craftsmen's guild formed by Larry Adams to bring jobs to skilled workers. The documentary follows the house's restoration and its opening to the community.
Larry Adams is also shown in his role as Bee Keeper, another reveal of the unique subjects in this moving story.
Edited by the talented Mr. Darren Alexander Cole, also the projects Director of Photography.
Played recently at the 4th annual Reel Black Film Festival in Columbia, South Carolina in February 2012.