VideoForgotten Founder is a historical visualization of the biography of Charles Pinckney, whose life serves as the basis for much of where and how we live today. Through the use of original digital art...
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Forgotten Founder is a historical visualization of the biography of Charles Pinckney, whose life serves as the basis for much of where and how we live today. Through the use of original digital artwork, period illustrations, historical documents, dramatic reenactments, and studio interviews, this program weaves a tapestry that tells the story of a true public servant whose contributions to the birth of our nation and state are matched by no other historical figure. Produced, directed and edited by Sanford Adams.
Funded in part by the Friends of Historic Snee Farm and Humanities Council SC.
Closed captioning has been provided for this broadcast program.
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