History

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Oct'17

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Hawthorne was a small community in Aiken County, South Carolina.   When the construction of the Savannah River Site nuclear reservation took place  in 1950, Hawthorne and its handful of residents had to be removed.  The climate of the times and the onset of the Cold War meant the end of this community.  As the years passed, Hawthorne and its story were lost.  This documentary combines interviews with two surviving residents, historical documents and photos, and archaeology to draw the viewer into this very tumultuous time.

Produced in 2017 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

In The Studio - Escaping Persecution

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Alex Silva-Sadder hosts Hoang Chi Truong (Chi Smith), refugee from Vietnam and local author of TigerFish, a memoir.

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topics discussed include: Chi and her family's life in Vietnam before they had to flee in 1975, the journey they made down the coast of Vietnam and escaping just before the fall of Saigon, how these humbling experiences helped to shape her attitudes to life in America, and how they influenced her choice of career and desire to become an author and share her story.

Recorded 08/17/17.