Black Arts Alliance

Christopher Everett of Speller Street Films is the director of the documentary Wilmington on Fire, the popular film that examined the overthrow of Wilmington's black government and community leaders in 1898.

Next week, Wilmington--along with seven other locations across the state--will begin hosting a new documentary film series. Its founders—the North Carolina NAACP and Wilmington-based nonprofit Working Films—have coined the summer-long initiative Moral Movies. Its four monthly features are intended to highlight hot-button state issues--and jump-start community dialog.