Support filmmaking from the South Carolina lowcountry

June 1, 2008 · Print This Article



You are invited to see the latest documentary film from the South Carolina lowcountry:

“Bin Yah: There’s No Place Like Home”.

A proposed highway extension threatens to bisect close-knit neighborhoods of cousins and kinfolk, established by freed slaves and home to generations of their families for hundreds of years. Many residents are artisans and craftspeople, practicing traditional skills including sweetgrass basketmaking, brought over from West Africa and handed down from mothers and fathers to sons and daughters.  

Through the testimonies of the residents themselves, the film explores the culture, the history, the importance of land and the concept of home, giving a voice to those who seldom have had a chance to be heard. Bin Yah will attempt to preserve — at least on film — the memories of the special places that may be lost forever as the struggle between the real “bin yahs” and the “come yahs” escalates.


As part of Piccolo Spoleto, there will be 2 FREE screenings:

No tickets, and no reservations needed.

Tuesday June 3, Mother Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun Street (see map below)

Screening 1 – 11am

Screening 2 – 6pm 

Both screenings will include music, a blessing, the film, and a panel discussion.

The Bin Yah DVD will be for sale.

View the Trailer

Buy the film

Piccolo Spoleto Listing

Broadcast TV Premiere


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