Voice Talent Charles Logan
BROUGHT TO LIGHT is a story of rediscovery, respect and change. The cleanup efforts by a few villagers of some stone markers in an overgrown field lead to the rediscovery of a forgotten, “slaves’ cemetery” in which hundreds of African-Americans were buried during the 1800’s.
A portal to the past lives of Kinderhook’s lesser-known non-white population, the documentary explores Black history and the efforts of some Hudson Valley residents to restore respect to the Persons of Color Cemetery.
Voice Talent Amy Freinberg-Trufas
Dan Doyle Photography
The history and stories of real people will be brought to light with your help through this documentary.
You can have a positive impact on the way that history is recalled in a small village and also to a larger universal internet audience.
Bringing history to light is important to me. As a freelance writer, novelist and videographer, I love a meaningful story. We’ve found one here.
Historians, officials, archaeologists, ecologists, the New York State Museum and volunteers in and around Kinderhook are openly cooperating with Barbara Reina Productions, LLC to educate a global audience and uncover an important piece of their local history.
What We Need
Brought to Light is in production because we didn’t want to wait for funding and miss the story unfolding before our eyes: The archaeological dig at the site to put the interpretive sign in place and a moving rededication ceremony. We're not done filming yet. There is still so much more to the story.
All funds donated will be put toward production and distribution costs including:
-Final production of the full documentary
-Behind the scenes photos/video
-Advertising and marketing.
-We are also on the hunt for reenactment actors, voice talent and a narrator.
The Impact of Your Contribution
You will be contributing to the furtherance of education and history.
You will be contributing to reviving the memory of those forgotten.
You will be contributing to a tribute of respect.
You will be involved in relating a meaningful and interesting story.
Our Thanks To You
Facebook Thank You Message $10
Receive a Thank You Message from
Barbara Reina Productions, LLC on Facebook for your $10.00 contribution in building momentum toward the making of this important documentary.
Thanks to Your Biz | LinkedIn $100
For a $100.00 contribution, your business will receive an individual, "Thank You for your Generous Contribution Post" in my LinkedIn news feed viewed by more than 1,000 professional business persons. The post can include a link to your business website.
Special Thanks To You Film Credit $500
-For your $500.00 contribution, receive a Special Thanks credit at the end of the film for your vital role in making this documentary possible.
-Your business will receive an individual, "Thank You for your Generous Contribution Post" in my LinkedIn news feed (viewed by more than 1,000 professional connections) that can link to your business website.
-Receive a Thank You Message from Barbara Reina Productions, LLC on Facebook for your contribution in building momentum toward the making of this important documentary.
Other Ways You Can Help
Please share this campaign page everywhere with everyone. Thank You.
The more people who know, the more the production can grow. Thanks again!
Please make checks payable to
Barbara Reina Productions, LLC.
Send your contributions to:
Barbara Reina Productions, LLC
Persons of Color Cemetery Documentary
8 Krista Lane
Castleton, NY 12033
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Narrator Demetria Bridges
The Goal: History and Education
-The goal is to have a finished production ready for the fall to educate global and local generations to come.
-The completed documentary will also be presented to nearby school system administrators along with historical and educational institutions in the hopes that it will be included in historical discussions and curricula.
Some 500 African-Americans were buried there. Only 19 stone markers remain. Their stories live on.