The black experience, from Emancipation to the Civil Rights era... the story of regular people swept up in extraordinary times. Using first-hand accounts, rare audio recordings, never-before-seen archival footage, and black home movies this film chronicles 150 years of social upheaval as told by people overlooked by history books.
Two years in the making and drawing from 2000+ hours of archival material, this was an incredibly difficult yet fantastically rewarding project. I am incredibly grateful to the archive suppliers for their support... especially the folks at the Alan Lomax Collection and Fortune Records who supplied the incredible period music throughout the film... and of course thanks to Brendon Anderegg who knocked it out of the park with his fantastic original score.
STORIES FROM THE ROAD TO FREEDOM was honored with an EXCLUSIVE PREMIER screening at the SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY.
Executive Producer: SETH SKUNDRICK, NICOLE RITTENMEYER
Writer: NICOLE RITTENMEYER
Editor & Sound Design: SETH SKUNDRICK
Narration: DEON COLE
Composer: BRENDON ANDEREGG
Line Producer: ALLISON FERNER, PBA
AP & Research: BRITTANY SHAW
Assistant Editor: JOSEPH KELL