Through water you led your people to freedom…. Presbyterian Book of Common Worship
John Kuykendall and Wallace Alston
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Jane and Eade Anderson

The Project

At The River is a three part oral history project that optimizes wide access to the collected material.

Part One: All of the raw interviews are accessible to the public through this website and other partnering organizations.

Part Two: Profiles In Quiet Courage is a series of selected interviews produced for use in academic environments, church settings and broadcast distribution.

Part Three: A feature length documentary film At The River, constructed from the 50+ interviews, is currently in post-production and will be screened at film festivals and ready for distribution in 2018.

We are pleased to announce our affiliation of At the River with the Hartley Film Foundation, Auburn Seminary in New York. This non-profit group supports films about religious topics and offers grants, fiscal agency, and consulting services to filmmakers. We have already received helpful encouragement and cooperation from the Presbyterian Heritage Center, Montreat, NC, and Johnson C. Smith Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA.

The Producers

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Carolyn Crowder

Executive Producer

Carolyn Crowder, Ph.D. is a retired psychologist who specialized in parent education and published three parenting books, one of which was a NY Times national bestseller. She speaks to many types of groups about raising responsible children. She appeared on Today, 20/20, Dateline, NPR, and other national media and was interviewed on local TV and radio in all sections of the US.

She has produced three film documentaries: SISTER DON’T WEEP is an art piece about being raised Southern and female; SOMEWHERE TO LAY MY HEAD is about the history of a Southern Black community in rural Arizona, as told by the elders; and, RUBY, an exploration of the life of Ruby Prevo who worked for the Crowder family for over 20 years.

It seems that every time she gets the use of a camera to make a film, her only interest is in something about the South! Hard to explain to anyone who didn’t live it...

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Rod Murphy, Jr.

Producer, Camera, Editor

Rod has won 14 awards for his first three documentary features, including Best of Fest, Best Documentary, and Audience Award. He directs and produces video for commercial and non-profit clients, including Outward Bound, American Express, New Belgium Brewing, Habitat for Humanity, and Industries for the Blind. His work has screened internationally at festivals and on cable.

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