Significant Southerners: Urban Mythology


Moving Image
Optical Disk
Created: 1969
Black and white
In-house viewing copy only. Courtesy DVD from UCLA, which preserves 2" videotape, Umatic, and VHS copies.

WGTV production, Emmy award nominee, station award.
"A look at the Urban Mythology Film Program, which provides young people from the predominantly African American Edgewood area of Atlanta with the means to make short films, thus giving them a chance to communicate with adults and tell them something about their everyday lives through the medium of film. The program focuses first on a group of teens from the Hardee Circle Community Arts Center who have written a story, built and painted the sets, and designed the costumes for a film in which they will also act. Urban Mythology Film Program director Tullio Petrucci describes the production process and we see the commencement of filming. He also introduces a 10-minute film called Beast, written and starring a group of younger boys and girls." --UCLA Film and TV Archives catalog entry.