Wilmington on Fire, a 2015 feature-length documentary that tells the story of The Wilmington Massacre of 1898, is about to have a sequel: Wilmington on Fire II. The sequel will show Wilmington, North Carolina’s modern day community members and their forms of activism – whether it’s fighting for reparations, protesting police brutality, or building the black business community.
North Carolina filmmaker Christopher Everett is the film’s director. Everett is the founder of Speller Street Films and BLK Docs, as well as the Communications Manager for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina. Wilmington on Fire is streaming on Amazon Prime and a campaign to support Wilmington on Fire II is posted on Seed & Spark.
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