This project will produce short form narrative documentaries that explore central Florida history. These projects will involve either the participation or cooperation of local area partners. The format of the documentaries will be films or podcasts and will be distributed through the RICHES website. Our local area partners will also host screenings from time to time so people can gather in person to watch and discuss the film and podcast projects. The documentaries project will allow us to explore topics that have slipped through the cracks of public memory.
RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the participation or cooperation of local area partners.
RICHES Film Documentaries
- Shadows of the Past, Reflections for the Future
"Shadows" shares the story of activists Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore, their fight for civil rights for African Americans in the 1940s, and how the Moore legacy lives on, nearly sixty years after they were murdered. [ Find out more ]
- The Committee
The documentary chronicles how the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee (a.k.a. "The Johns Committee") persecuted LGBTQ communities throughout Florida in the 1950s and '60s, and how some of the effects of the committee's subversive activities are still felt today. [ Find out more ]