THE CITY IS COMING.
There are those who say there are a few frontiers left to conquer... Men have spanned outer space to walk on the moon and inner space to explore the ocean floor. Yet, in the Piedmont corridor of North Carolina--the stretch of wooded, rolling hills which separates the coast and the mountains--a new town is taking shape which is proving there is still a place for pioneer. It is an expedition into the roots of racial strife: SOUL CITY, U.S.A.
Soul City is a documentary short that tells the story of a group of civil rights activists and city slickers who attempt to build a multiracial utopia in the heart of Klan Country, North Carolina in the 1970s.
Their pioneering efforts to jumpstart this black-owned, black-built town run up against tenacious enemies that still face idealists and dreamers today--ingrained racism, public skepticism, and unwillingness on the part of the government to think outside the box to solve social problems. As this group of dreamers try to bring together unlikely allies to support black power and economic development, they are forced to balance their soaring idealism with the hostile reality of the times.
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