Shooting the ‘Breeze’ at the Aquarium

Filed under: Fort Fisher by fortfisher on Monday, May 6th, 2013


Arthalia Williams shares her story in “A Sense of Place,” a new documentary examining local African-Americans and their relationship with the sea.

The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts the premiere of a new documentary by veteran journalist Rhonda Bellamy. “A Sense of Place” explores a rich coastal history from the unique perspective of African-American fishermen and women.

Through a series of interviews and photographs, Bellamy and photographer John Davis, chronicle a changing coastal culture with ties to the once-thriving, black resort community, Seabreeze. “A Sense of Place” preserves a spoken and visual record of African-Americans and their relationship with the water.

Join the film makers and the five featured community members for the premiere of their story, followed by a panel discussion, at the Aquarium 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, May 17. Only 100 tickets are available for this exclusive event.

Come to hear stories, see images and meet the keepers of our coastal cultural history. Stay and enjoy coffee, dessert and explore the Aquarium after hours. Tickets are $15.00. To register call (910) 458-7468 or register here.