"HOME" A NAIMAH FULLER FILM
HOME - featuring MORGAN FREEDOM and jazz giant TERENCE BLANCHARD.
HOME tells the story of The New Great Migration of African Americans returning to the New South. It is my first feature length documentary movie. When I began this project I had no idea what an incredible journey I was embarking upon. When I was in the newsroom at WABC-TV in New York City I was accustomed to being provided with a camera crew, and an editor who followed my script. Those luxuries were not afforded me on The HOME Project. Leaving me with one option: wear all the hat(s) myself, including writer, researcher, producer, director, sound and lighting tech, cinematographer, and finally editor. So HOME has given me two incredible gifts: it reconnected me to my southern roots, and it made me a better filmmaker.
The question I set out to answer in this documentary was why were African Americans migrating en masse back to the South? A place with a torrid history of slavery, Jim Crow terrorism, hatred, and racism? It was Dr. Maya Angelou who reminded me that the answer to my question is in the land itself; that the southland was paid for with black blood and bones that are burried in the gound. So this New Great Migration is a home-coming of the black ethos, and on a deeper spiritual level black folks are simply coming back HOME.
And so it is with tremendous pride that I dedicate this project to my Ancestors as they welcome their children HOME.