The critically-acclaimed documentary ‘Unmarked’, which filmed significant portions throughout Virginia, will be having a special screening Saturday, Feb. 18 at 4:30 at the Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg! Link to reserve FREE tickets below. The documentary sheds light on the thousands of African-American grave sites and burial grounds for enslaved persons that have been disappearing over the years.
Here in Virginia alone, stories of thousands at rest could vanish from history altogether if these locations are not restored and those with personal connections to these burial sites have recently begun to uncover and maintain locations across the state.
Unmarked has appeared in nine film festivals, including the New Orleans Film Festival and the Pan African Film Festival and was nominated for a Capital Emmy Award in 2021. The Academy is proud to highlight the efforts of Lynchburg locals, who helped to bring this film to life and to share the significance of this topic through the art of film for Black History Month.
Tickets and more information below!