Wednesday, February 29

In A Bowens Island State of Mind

Heading to Potlikker Charleston tonight for honest food, hip films, and good company? Lucky you!

For those of us who couldn't make it out to South Carolina, let us take a virtual trip to Charleston and Bowens Island Restaurant via SFA documentary projects.

Let us get you into a Bowens Island State of mind.

The short film featured above was produced last year by SFA filmmaker Joe York. Joe also did a short portrait of Victor "Goat" Lafayette, an oyster picker for Bowens Island.

In 2007, SFA oral historian Amy Evans Streeter collected interviews with Bowens Island owner Robert Barber, his parents, employees, and loyal customers. You can find those oral history interviews in our online archive.

Even though some of us won't be at Potlikker Charleston tonight because we're holding down the fort at SFA World Headquarters here in Mississippi, we might just host a little in-office film fest of our own--porgy toss included.