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National Park Service Civil War Visitors Center

2016 Richmond Folk Festival Documentary Film Series Schedule

The 2016 Richmond Folk Festival Documentary Film Series celebrates the richness and diversity of our National Parks. This year’s film series highlights the centennial year of the National Park Service by featuring films from national park sites across the U.S. America’s national parks preserve our cultural, historical, and natural resources, and this selection of films offers viewers an opportunity to learn more about these national treasures.

Film screenings will take place in the National Park Service Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works, located at the center of the festival site, throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

12:00 p.m. Arches National Park (48 min.) – This film explores the breathtaking scenery of Arches National Park, one of the world’s most spectacular geological areas. From the sculpted spans of the Windows Section, to the weathered sandstone of the Fiery Furnace, experience a landscape that not only fuels the imagination but is home to a myriad of unique life forms. Arches National Park, Utah, National Park Service.   

1:00 p.m. All The Past We Leave Behind (22 min.) – Learn about Civil War sites and battlefields in the Richmond area. Richmond National Battlefield Park, Virginia, National Park Service.

1:30 p.m. Stones River: A Hard Earned Victory (10 min.) – At dawn on December 31, 1862, the Confederate Army of Tennessee charged across the foggy fields west of Murfreesboro to begin one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Eighty-one thousand men struggled here for three days, and nearly one-third of them became casualties. The Battle of Stones River was a tactical draw, but proved to be a significant victory for the Union. Stones River National Battlefield, Tennessee, National Park Service.

2:00 p.m.  Dreams of Equality (28 min.) – This film tells the story of the First Women’s Rights Convention, held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848 – the story of a movement for social change that is as provocative today as it was over 150 years ago. Women’s Rights National Historical Park, New York, National Park Service.

2:30 p.m. To the Farthest Port of the Rich East (22 min.) – Spanning a period of over three centuries, the story of maritime Salem, Massachusetts, is a stirring saga of humans using the sea. This is the story of merchant adventurers and mariners, whose enterprise and daring transformed a tiny, uncertain settlement into a major international seaport.  Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Massachusetts, National Park Service.

3:00 p.m. Manassas: End of Innocence (45 min.)As the first major land battle of the American Civil War, the First Battle of Manassas, fought on July 21, 1861, shocked a nation expecting a short and easy conflict. Thirteen months later, northern and southern armies clashed again in the Second Battle of Manassas, a far larger battle that signaled the ascendancy of Confederate military prowess under the leadership of Robert E. Lee.  Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia, National Park Service.

4:00 p.m. Carry On: The Life and Legacy of Maggie L. Walker (20 min.)– Follow the life and journey of Maggie Lena Walker, a financial and Civil Rights leader who left behind an extraordinary legacy. Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, Virginia, National Park Service.

4:30 p.m. Trail of Tears (23 min.) – The forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from the southeastern United States to a new home in the West was one of the darkest chapters of American history. Filmed on historic ground, this film depicts the homeland that the Cherokee lost, the trail they followed, and the modern Cherokee people of today. Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, Southeastern United States, National Park Service.

5:00 p.m. Back to the Wild (23 min.) – See the famed wild ponies of Assateague and learn what makes them unique. Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland and Virginia, National Park Service.

5:30 p.m.  Industrial Heart of the Confederacy: Tredegar Iron Works (12 min.) – In the center of the festival site is the historic Tredegar Iron Works, the Confederacy’s most important industrial complex during the Civil War. In peacetime, it supplied the vast expansion of the railroad industry; in war it produced the largest number of cannon in the Confederacy. Richmond National Battlefield Park, Virginia, National Park Service.

 

Sunday October 9, 2016

12:00 p.m. Arches National Park (48 min.) – This film explores the breathtaking scenery of Arches National Park, one of the world’s most spectacular geological areas. From the sculpted spans of the Windows Section, to the weathered sandstone of the Fiery Furnace, experience a landscape that not only fuels the imagination but is home to a myriad of unique life forms. Arches National Park, Utah, National Park Service.   

1:00 p.m. All The Past We Leave Behind(22 min.) – Learn about Civil War sites and battlefields in the Richmond area. Richmond National Battlefield Park, Virginia, National Park Service.

1:30 p.m. Stones River: A Hard Earned Victory(10 min.) – At dawn on December 31, 1862, the Confederate Army of Tennessee charged across the foggy fields west of Murfreesboro to begin one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Eighty-one thousand men struggled here for three days, and nearly one-third of them became casualties. The Battle of Stones River was a tactical draw, but proved to be a significant victory for the Union. Stones River National Battlefield, Tennessee, National Park Service.

2:00 p.m.  Dreams of Equality (28 min.) – This film tells the story of the First Women’s Rights Convention, held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848 – the story of a movement for social change that is as provocative today as it was over 150 years ago. Women’s Rights National Historical Park, New York, National Park Service.

2:30 p.m. To the Farthest Port of the Rich East (22 min.) – Spanning a period of over three centuries, the story of maritime Salem, Massachusetts, is a stirring saga of humans using the sea. This is the story of merchant adventurers and mariners, whose enterprise and daring transformed a tiny, uncertain settlement into a major international seaport. Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Massachusetts, National Park Service.

3:00 p.m. Manassas: End of Innocence(45 min.)As the first major land battle of the American Civil War, the First Battle of Manassas, fought on July 21, 1861, shocked a nation expecting a short and easy conflict. Thirteen months later, northern and southern armies clashed again in the Second Battle of Manassas, a far larger battle that signaled the ascendancy of Confederate military prowess under the leadership of Robert E. Lee. Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia, National Park Service.

4:00 p.m. Carry On: The Life and Legacy of Maggie L. Walker (20 min.)– Follow the life and journey of Maggie Lena Walker, a financial and Civil Rights leader who left behind an extraordinary legacy. Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, Virginia, National Park Service.

4:30 p.m. Trail of Tears (23 min.) – The forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from the southeastern United States to a new home in the West was one of the darkest chapters of American history. Filmed on historic ground, this film depicts the homeland that the Cherokee lost, the trail they followed, and the modern Cherokee people of today. Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, Southeastern United States, National Park Service.

5:00 p.m. Back to the Wild (23 min.) – See the famed wild ponies of Assateague and learn what makes them unique. Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland and Virginia, National Park Service.

5:30 p.m.  Industrial Heart of the Confederacy: Tredegar Iron Works (12 min.) – In the center of the festival site is the historic Tredegar Iron Works, the Confederacy’s most important industrial complex during the Civil War. In peacetime, it supplied the vast expansion of the railroad industry; in war it produced the largest number of cannon in the Confederacy. Richmond National Battlefield Park, Virginia, National Park Service.