COLORED CONFEDERATES: Myth or Matter of Fact?

A documentary shedding light on an unclear corner of American history: Did blacks actively ‘fight’ for the Confederacy during the Civil War; and if indeed so, why? See experts, historians, and reenactors hash out this one-and-a-half-century-old debate. Trust me you won’t see this in your history book. (Runtime: 40 mins). Here’s a sneak peek!

AWARDS & HONORS (partial list)

BEST PICTURE: DOCUMENTARY SHORT – Bare Bones International Film Festival
BEST FILM/VIDEO (by a Black Filmmaker Category) – Black International Cinema Berlin
BEST DOCUMENTARY – Festival International du Film Panafricain de Cannes
BEST DOCUMENTARY – Mississippi International Film Festival
BEST DOCUMENTARY (Professional Category) – Real to Reel International Film Festival
2nd PLACE DOCUMENTARY – North Carolina Black Film Festival
HBO BEST DOCUMENTARY FINALIST – Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival
CNN OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY FINALIST
– Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival
BEST DOCUMENTARY FINALIST 
– Beaufort International Film Festival
Pitt County Arts Council Regional Artist Project Grant – Greenville, NC
College of Fine Arts & Communication Research & Creative Activity Grant – ECU

SCREENINGS & BROADCASTS (partial list)

Bare Bones International Film Festival (World Premiere)
Black International Cinema Berlin (European Premiere)
Victoria Independent Film Festival (Australian Premiere)
Festival International du Film Panafricain de Cannes (French Premiere)
Real to Reel International Film Festival (North Carolina Premiere)
Beaufort International Film Festival
Burchfield Penney Art Center
Gene Siskel Center’s Black Harvest International Film Festival
Florida A & M University Black History Month Film Festival
Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival
Mississippi International Film Festival
Modern Film Fest
North Carolina Black Film Festival
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
Roxbury International Film Festival
Underexposed Film Festival
University Film & Video Association Conference; Boston, MA (work-in-progress screening)


15 Comments

Thank You Boston!!! | Wyatt Works

August 13, 2011at 3:36 am

[…] week, COLORED CONFEDERATES successfully test screened at the Paramount Center in Boston, as part of the 2011 University Film […]

On the Circuit | WyattWorks

June 8, 2012at 2:46 pm

[…] for upcoming festival screenings of COLORED CONFEDERATES: Myth or Matter of Fact? in Philadelphia, Chicago, and two screenings in the New England area. More details and cities to […]

Deutschland! | WyattWorks

June 8, 2012at 2:51 pm

[…] European Premiere of COLORED CONFEDERATES: Myth or Matter of Fact? takes place this Saturday at the Black International Cinema Berlin. Click on the name of the […]

And the winner is…. | WyattWorks

June 8, 2012at 2:51 pm

[…] COLORED CONFEDERATES: Myth or Matter of Fact? recently won Best Picture Documentary Short at the Bare Bones International Film Festival!!! What an honor!!! Share and Enjoy: […]

Screening in Boston on Sunday | WyattWorks

June 13, 2012at 3:55 pm

[…] COLORED CONFEDERATES will be screening at noon on Sunday (6/17) at the Roxbury International Film Festival in Boston. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/254152 Share and Enjoy: […]

Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival is next!!! | WyattWorks

August 2, 2012at 5:09 am

[…] forward to screening COLORED CONFEDERATES: Myth or Matter of Fact? at the  Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival!!! Share and […]

Let’s go! Buffalo! | WyattWorks

October 9, 2012at 3:25 am

[…] Thursday (10/11/12), the Western New York Premiere of COLORED CONFEDERATES: Myth or Matter of Fact? will take place at the beautiful Burchfield Penney Art Center @ 7 pm in Buffalo, NY. This is quite […]

M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I spells Mississippi! | WyattWorks

October 15, 2012at 7:04 am

[…] Mississippi premiere of COLORED CONFEDERATES: Myth or Matter of Fact? will take place during the Mississippi International Film Festival; Oct. 26-28. Check back here or […]

Underexposed Film Festival Nov. 9th & 10th | WyattWorks

November 6, 2012at 10:39 pm

[…] COLORED CONFEDERATES: Myth or Matter of Fact? will screen at the Underexposed Film Festival (sponsored by the York County Arts Council) this weekend. I will be there in person to do a Q&A after the screening. Share and Enjoy: […]

FAMU Black History Month Screening | WyattWorks

February 25, 2013at 7:09 am

[…] Colored Confederates will be screening as part of Florida A&M University’s Black History Month Film Festival. In addition, the documentary was acquired by FAMU for their extensive film archive. I also want give a Special Thanks to Dr. Brethauer-Gay. […]

North Carolina Black Film Festival March 14-17 in Wilmington | WyattWorks

March 5, 2013at 7:07 am

[…] COLORED CONFEDERATES at the North Carolina Black Film Festival. There will be a Q & A afterwards. Hope to see you in […]

Watch “Colored Confederates” and meet the filmmaker afterwards at the NC Black Film Festival in Wilmington this weekend. | WyattWorks

March 12, 2013at 7:43 am

[…] 14-17. The 12th Annual North Carolina Black Film Festival will screen more than 20 films including COLORED CONFEDERATES (see screening info below) at various locations in Wilmington, NC including the Cameron Art Museum, […]

Until We Again Australia! XoXxoOoX | WyattWorks

April 1, 2013at 1:02 am

[…] on April 1, 2013 by Ken Wyatt COLORED CONFEDERATES was very well received by an appreciable audience. I am very grateful considering the […]

5 Films to Watch at the Pan-African Film Festival of Cannes – Africa is a Country

April 5, 2013at 3:21 pm

[…] Colored Confederates. A touchy subject in my own family (there are rumors that there was a Black Confederate soldier by choice), Ken Wyatt is hoping to shed some light on this much-debated topic and whether that “choice” ever truly existed. Anyone from the South in the United States is familiar with the arguments by mostly White southerners of the historical legacy surrounding the Confederacy and its flag. […]

BREAKING NEWS from Cannes, France | WyattWorks

April 25, 2013at 7:35 am

[…] NEWS from Cannes, France! COLORED CONFEDERATES won Best Documentary at the Festival International du Pan Africain!!!!  Special thanks to Eitel […]

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