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Our Place in the Sun (1988)


Our Place was shot on Martha’s Vineyard Island in May and September, 1987

Salem Mekuria

Dasal Banks

Lisa Pontoppidan

Additional credits available upon request

OUR PLACE IN THE SUN is a thirty-minute retrospective documentary that reveals the unique but hidden history of Martha’s Vineyard Island off the coast of Massachusetts. It traces the establishment of the Black community from the 1700′s to the present. This community has preserved its traditions and outlooks as the Vineyard has changed on all sides. Five generations of year-round residents and summer visitors contribute their perspective in this story of a place in the sun that has thrived for more than two centuries.



WGBH TV, Channel 2, Boston. First Broadcast February, 1988.

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