Miami: Reflections on the River
This half hour documentary is the story of a working river and the people who struggled to build Miami. Though less than five miles in length, the river has carried centuries of human history, from earlier peoples to the present. Today the city continues to grow along the banks of the river that gave Miami its name and its genesis.
Imagining A New Florida
What will Florida look like in 2030? More importantly, what will it live like? Architects, planners, civic leaders, historians and plain folks look at the consequences of a half-century of sprawl development and explore how Floridians can create a sense of community and chart a new path of sustainable growth. This one-hour documentary was produced by the Florida Humanities Council and WPBT2-Miami.
Ax Handle Saturday, 50 Years Later
Almost nothing survives of the shocking event known as Ax Handle Saturday. Almost no film footage. Hardly any photographs. Just memories. Memories locked away for half-a-century. Until now… Written and produced by Bill Retherford, videography and editing by Rich Conner, Executive in Charge of Production, Gary Saltsgiver. Copyright 2010 Jacksonville Historical Society Sponsors include: Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, the Florida Humanities Council, and Jacksonville, Where Florida Begins.
Florida’s dramatic transformation since World War II—from a sparsely populated, southern backwater to today’s multicultural megastate—is featured in this colorful, compelling one-hour documentary. Produced by FHC and WEDU-TV of West Central Florida, “The Florida Dream” traces the great social, cultural, and economic forces that drove Florida’s rapid growth and change. Narrated by actor Ed Asner, this program was inspired by the book Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social
Telling: Southwest Florida
Watch this full-length Telling: Southwest Florida stage production. Produced by the Florida Humanities Council and WEDU PBS-Tampa.
Watch this full-length Telling: Orlando stage production at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Orlando.
Veterans: The Telling Project
“Veterans – The Telling Project,” meet six Florida veterans and one military spouse and follow their progress as they learn how to tell their personal stories on stage. They talk about how and why they served, the injuries and challenges they’ve had to overcome, and how they are transitioning back into civilian life. Veterans: The Telling Project was produced in partnership WEDU PBS, Tampa.
Six Pensacola-area veterans shared their own stories of life and the military on community stages in November 2015. This dramatic presentation to Pensacola audiences, they talked about how and why they served, the injuries and challenges they’ve had to overcome, and how they are transitioning back into civilian life. Telling: Pensacola is produced in partnership with The Telling Project with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Bob
Telling: Tampa Bay
Watch this full-length Telling: Tampa Bay stage production at the Largo Cultural Center, Largo, Florida. Produced by the Florida Humanities Council and WEDU PBS-Tampa.
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