Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

VOICES OF THE HILL

 

Year: 2016
Country: USA
Run Time: 73 minutes

VOICES OF THE HILL
VOICES OF THE HILL
VOICES OF THE HILL

Located in Summit County, Twinsburg Heights is made up of 14 streets in Twinsburg, Ohio. It is listed as a census-designated place or CDP, which basically means it’s a community that doesn’t enjoy the same rights as the rest of Twinsburg. Through the years, it’s earned a reputation for being scary—a false stereotype deeply rooted in racism (the Klu Klux Klan once stood at the bottom of the hill that divides the area from Twinsburg in an effort to intimidate the segregated African-American population). For many years the city largely ignored the Heights. Its citizens had to fight for such basic necessities as roads and street lights. In fact, they didn’t have running water until 1973. But despite the lack of support, Heights residents always rallied together, helping their neighbors, even teaming up to build a community center. Their inspiring story is the focus of VOICES OF THE HILL, a documentary that was made mainly by Twinsburg high school students. It’s a heartfelt tribute to the hardworking men and women who built their neighborhood with an abundance of blood, sweat, and tears. —E.F.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 4:05 PM

Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 1:05 PM

Akron Art Museum

Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Sidebars
AFRICAN DIASPORA
RACE RELATIONS

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competitions
Local Heroes Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Related Daily Postings
Using Film to Strengthen Communities

Director
Carla LynDale Carter-Bishop

Carla LynDale Carter-Bishop is a Cleveland, Ohio native, currently residing in Texas. She holds an M.F.A. in Film and Media Arts from Temple University.

Filmography
VOICES OF THE HILL (2016)

Producer
Carla LynDale Carter-Bishop

Editing
Saadiq Daniels, Jenn Noga, Jelani Daniels, Carla LynDale Carter-Bishop

Print Source

Community Partner

League of Women Voters of the Akron Area

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