The documentary film Wilmington on Fire has found its way back to burning history into the minds of people virtually as the current protests against police violence and the murders of Black people have caused many in the Black community to awaken to supporting Black businesses and collective efforts. Wilmington on Fire makes it clear that this is not the first time that Black people have come together to be self-sufficient. The systemic racism that people are now fighting against was the result of what happened in Wilmington, NC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation in 1898 and has left the Black community there still struggling for equality and equity.
Filmmaker Christopher Everett began the premiere of Wilmington on Fire on Blk Docs in a dialogue with actress, Erika Alexander who is working on a documentary about reparations herself.
The discussion about this film will continue on June 30, 2020 with Larry Reni Thomas. To register for the dialogue go to
This was followed by a dialogue about the film and what has been left behind in the ashes of the businesses that were burned down in Wilmington:
She engaged cast members in a dialogue about the film during the screening on historic St. Helena Island, SC:
May “Seed & Spark”ignite a new flame to burn this part of Black History into the minds of everyone that views Wilmington on Fire while it shows online between June 25th and July 2, 2020. Make sure to register, view, and discuss this film if you truly believe in bringing about racial equity: