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Sunday, October 28 • 11:30am - 1:30pm
A Tar Baby is Born (Students & Shorts)

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Director/Writer - Theron Smith

Exact Running Time -3:00

Country of Production - U S A



The popular stories featuring the trickster Brer Rabbit can be traced back to the oral storytelling tradition of African slaves who brought this device to the plantation. Upon hearing these stories while working as a newspaper apprentice on the plantation, a white journalist by the name of Joel Chandler Harris became so fascinated that he adapted and compiled them in book form in 1881, creating the fictional character Uncle Remus to narrate the stories. In the film, the character of Brer Rabbit is portrayed by Craig, and Brer Wolf is played by Gregory. The original title is A Tar Baby is Born. The plot is the same, but I adapted my own script with a rhyming theme.

Filmmaker/Storyteller Finalist

Sunday October 28, 2012 11:30am - 1:30pm PDT
The Montalban 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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