From the Digital North Carolina Blog:
Over time, we have worked with the State Archives of North Carolina, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library, and UNC-Chapel Hill to digitize a number of North Carolina Film Board films. Created by Gov. Terry Sanford, the Film Board operated for a short time during the 1960s and produced films of statewide significance. Many of the films dealt with the changing nature of the state at that time, discussing social equality, poverty, demographics, environmental concerns, and more.
Recently, we added several more films, held by UNC-Chapel Hill’s North Carolina Collection, and listed below. DigitalNC now hosts 14 of the 19 films created by the Film Board.*
- Affairs of State: Food and the Future (1964) Interviews with different members of the food processing industry, from farms to factories.
- Big Fish, Little Fish (1965) Discusses the state of the coastal fishing industry.
- Mirror of the Past: Tryon Palace (1964) Complete with period costumes, this film tours through this replica colonial New Bern mansion.
- North Carolina, the Goodliest Land (1970) A cultural overview of the state, highlighting all three regions.
- The Piedmont Crescent (1968) Shows the population and industrial changes in the Piedmont.
- Why We Kill (1965) Candid discussion with five men who have broken the law while driving.
*The remaining films are: Land of Beginnings; Minority Report: Vote and the Choice is Yours; Minority Report: We’re Not Alone; Nine Months To Go; The Outer Banks (possibly lost)