In excerpts of her life story, Daisy Borel describes the sheltered self-suffiency of the African American community along Capital Avenue in down town Indianapolis of the 1930’s and 1940’s. When she returned to Indy from Tennessee with a BS in Nursing and a family she experienced the more subtle racial discrimination of the North.
A shared dream, a dedicated group of friends, foundations ready to honor authors and film makers of quality, life affirming stories. All of these factors lead to the formation of the New Harmony (Writers) Project and the Heartland Film Festival. It all began with Jeffrey Sparks in 1986…
James Lindgren tells about how branches of the family in Sweden and the U.S.A. were separated by a falling out between a grandfather and his brother. Years later, after researching family history, the grandchildren reunited in peaceful correspondence and travel.
Brenda Myers reflects on her father who was a decorated medevac helicopter pilot in Vietnam, PTSD, angry war protestors and growing up in the military community.
89 year-old Mary Webster, recorded with her son Damon Richards, tells of her brief experiences with segregation during college and the importance of family.
Michael Kirkmeyer got to know and care about his mother’s fellow alumni of The Sisters of Saint Joseph School in Tipton, Indiana over the course of twenty years of reunions. When they expressed an interest in using the internet to create a modern directory he jumped at the chance to help.
Deborah Asante tells about the natural emergence of storytelling in her life. How does growing up in Germany, watching Bonanza, listening to radio dramas and being a big sister work into that? Deborah tells the story.
Convinced by her mother that she could do anything she chose, Sheila went to law school and was the first woman lawyer hired by Baker and Daniels in Indianapolis in the 1960’s. It was a time of change and some awkward moments…
One of 13 children growing up in Washington, Indiana in the 1940’s, Shirley Charles tells of shared wardrobes and the time consuming chore of washing clothes.
Nicole Markle tells of her love of dance and how her mother struggled to pay for the education that would lead away from rural Virginia to a much bigger world.