AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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7/9/08

A Man Named Pearl

Scott Galloway
Brent Pierson

running time: 78 min

This documentary is not just about the self taught topiany Fryar Pearl. It is about a former share cropper deep in the United States' South Carolina where even Jewish people are not welcome. It is about a black man who has, through his work kept the small cummunity where he lives, alive and financially prosperous with a thriving tourist trade. By the busloads people come throughout the world to see what this one man,Fryar Pearl has created out of thrown away shrubs, plants, tree stubs. He has
used nature by enhancing it, the same concept that Homestead put into effect when he created Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetarty in Brooklyn New York and the world famous Central Park in Manhattan.

The divide between the "white' community and the black or African American in South Carolina as captured in this documentary tells a story of how difficult it is to be a person of color and to champion the world of artisitc excellence. The black population seem to understand Fryar's work as the work of God but to the white community he has been given his rightful place along side the genius artists of our time(without reference to or benefit of God's help)

This film brings to the fore a black man living and working below the American mason dixon line. He is an inspiration for generations to come. and he knows it. He never tires of giving children the message, "you can do it, find a goal and you can achieve as I have. All it takes is hard work".

Well, I don't know about the hard work part because hard work aside, Fryar Pearl's creation is also based on a genius, a vision, the equiptment of a true artist.

This doumentary should be shown to all children to inspire a sence of achievement and a love of nature.

See it and take the children with you.
Now playing at the New York City Angelika Theater on Houston S
treet

Linda Z
wbai womens collective
and
rotten tomatoes
vine:witches brew

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