The Rise and Fall of Liberty

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The Rise and Fall of Liberty examines Durham’s development and shifting economy through the lens of its last tobacco auction house. In its prime, Liberty Warehouse was a central part of a vast economic engine. After the tobacco market died, it became the home of a community of artists and nonprofits. In 2011, the roof collapsed during a rainstorm and the fate of the iconic warehouse was unknown. During this time, the city was experiencing a renaissance after decades of abandonment. The hour-long documentary explores loss and change and how a city struggles to hang onto its soul as it undergoes revitalization.

 

2015-10-09
History & Biography

Director

Carol Thomson

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