The Rise and Fall of Liberty

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.

Director | Carol Thomson