By Associated Press - Monday, January 12, 2015

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - A new documentary tells what Hilton Head Island was like before it was developed into a resort.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports ( ) the film, “Hilton Head Island Back in the Day: Through the Eyes of the Gullah Elders,” includes the recollections of more than a dozen natives.

They tell what island life was like before the first bridge from the mainland was built in 1956. The film also makes a case for preserving the Gullah culture of descendants of slaves on the sea islands.

The founder of the Gullah Museum on Hilton Head, Miller Cohen, says most stories of the culture are oral and the film allows native islanders to share those stories.

Producer Carrie Hirsch hopes the film can be screened at the Atlanta Film Festival.


Information from: The Island Packet,

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