Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment, as well as CNN Films, alongside LeBron James, are collaborating to create a new documentary focusing on the events around the Black Wall Street Massacre.
According to a Variety report released on Monday, the documentary called ‘Dreamland: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street’ is now in production with both companies involved in production and Salima Koroma set to direct.
Jamal Henderson, chief content officer of SpringHill Entertainment, the goal of the film is to showcase “the fabric” of American history based on the film’s subject matter. Henderson had this to say:
“We cannot move forward until we acknowledge our past and this is about honoring a prosperous, booming Black community, one of many, that was brought to an end because of hate,” Henderson added that there is a “lack of historic journalism” that focuses on the importance of Black Wall Street as well as the 1921 Greenwood Massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The documentary will be made up of new interviews as well as diary entries, and other “narrated elements” such as personal letters from the period and archived footage. No release date has been announced, though CNN and SpringHill ar determined to be finished with production by early next year.
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