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Documentary Screening: The Rise and Fall of Liberty

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Duke Homestead State Historic Site

2828 Duke Homestead Road

Durham, NC 27705

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The Rise and Fall of Liberty

Carol Thomson, Director & Producer

Jim Haverkamp, Editor

The Rise and Fall of Liberty examines Durham’s development and shifting economy through the lens of its last tobacco auction house. In its prime, Liberty Warehouse was a central part of a vast economic engine. After the tobacco market died, it became the home of a community of artists and nonprofits. In 2011, the roof collapsed during a rainstorm and the fate of the iconic warehouse was unknown. During this time, the city was experiencing a renaissance after decades of abandonment. The 52-minute documentary explores loss and change and how a city struggles to hang onto its soul as it undergoes revitalization.

Tickets are free, but seats are limited, so please reserve your ticket in advance.

Donations can be made at the door to benefit the film and the Duke Homestead Education and History Corporation.

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