Director and Editor
Director of Photography
M. Patrick Hendrix
Darryl E. Horne
“Be A Bin Yah” title track, words and music by
Michael Allen, Education Specialist, National Park Service
Evelyn and Louis Benson, Johns Island, SC
Mary Alice Bostick, Four Mile Community, basket maker
Ethel Snipe Coakley, Four Mile Community, basket maker
Dr. Angela Halfacre, Department of Political Science, College of Charleston
Jane Lareau, Program Director, Coastal Conservation League
Ed Lee, Remley’s Point Neighborhood Association
Jeannette Lee, Hamlin / Seven Mile Community, basket maker
Elizabeth Mazyck, Hamlin / Seven Mile Community, basket maker
Janie Campbell Mazyck, Hamlin / Seven Mile Community, basket maker
Maggie Mazyck, Hamlin / Seven Mile Community, basket maker
Reverend Harry Palmer, Phillips Community
Dr. Bernard Powers, Department of History, College of Charleston
Queen Quet, Cheiftess of the Gullah-Geechee Nation
Marie Rouse, Hamlin / Seven Mile Community, basket maker
Fouche Sheppard, Poet and Storyteller
David Simmons, Jr., Remley’s Point
Reverend Elijah Smalls, Phillips Community
Thomasena Stokes-Marshall, Snowden Community, Mt. Pleasant Town Council Member
Reverend Victoria Washington, Hamlin / Seven Mile Community
Nakia Wigfall, Six Mile Community, basket maker
Henry Wigfall Sr., Six Mile Community, basket maker
With Special Thanks To
Richard Hendry, Coastal Community Foundation
The Humanities Councilsc (THCsc)
Liz Oakley, IVS Video
Ed Bates, IVS Video
This film would not have been possible without a generous grant from the Coastal Community Foundation,
and through a partnership with the Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival Association (SCAFA).
A special thank you to U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn and the board and directors of the
Gullah/Geechee National Heritage Corridor
With special graditude to residents of the historic communities east of the Cooper:
Four Mile Community
Six Mile Community
Seven Mile/Hamlin Community
Justin Nathanson (Director/Editor) is a independent filmmaker, living and working in Charleston, SC. in 2006 he formed ChasDOC, an organization to put together the Charleston Documentary Film Festival, an event to showcase the best environmental and human rights films. While the festival was a tremendous success, screening 44 films over 4 days, it ended after year one – it was a choice…be a festival director, or filmmaker. “Bin Yah: There’s No Place Like Home” was the first feature-length project of ChasDOC.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Nathanson’s first directorial effort was “BURN,” an independent feature film completed at 19 years old while at New York’s School of Visual Arts. While still in film school, Nathanson was asked to produce Greg Paine’s “Baby Shakes and the Return of Mac Daddy,” a comedy about a failed writer/bike messenger in over his head.
For 15 years, Nathanson has produced, directed and edited commercials, films, and television shows in Los Angeles, Miami and New York for clients such as Lamborghini, Macy’s, Estee Lauder, Gatorade, and Jeep/Wrangler. His camera work has been seen on a myriad of television networks, award winning feature and documentary films, and on top websites, through the cut company.
the cut company. is a 4K and HD television, movie and web content production company based in Charleston, SC and Brooklyn, New York.
Nancy Cregg (Producer) is the Membership Director for the Coastal Conservation League, an environmental advocacy nonprofit. Prior to joining the League, Nancy served as the Director of Patron Programs for the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, and as Assistant Director of Development for the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She served as Board President of the Bristol, TN-VA YWCA for six years, leading the first sliding-scale childcare facility for working families.
Cara White (Producer) has been involved in the publicity campaigns for over 200 films, working with directors ranging from Tim Burton to Bob Zemeckis, from Richard Linklater to Steven Soderbergh, from Gus Van Sant to Victor Nunez. She served as Vice President of Publicity at Tri-Star Pictures and was a principal of Clein + White, a bi-coastal publicity firm specializing in independent feature films.
White is now partnered with Mary Lugo in CaraMar, Inc. a publicity firm that works with both film and television clients. Current television clients include PBS, the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, the Independent Television Service (ITVS), the Center for Asian American Media, and Litton Entertainment, a television syndication company.