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Event date: 4/17/2018 6:15 PM Export event
Nikasha N Dicks
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Documentary Premiere to be held April 17 at Aiken Technical College

When April Hynes inherited a unique piece of pottery known as a face jug, she embarked on a journey that led to interesting discoveries.

Aiken Technical College will host a premiere of a new documentary, Treasures: The Face Jug and the Wanderers, which follows Hynes to the Edgefield and Aiken area as she learns more about the origins of the face jug and its connection to descendants of the Wanderer, the last slave ship brought to America.

The film screening, free and open to the public, will be held in the College’s amphitheater on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:45 p.m. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. with a reception. Free tickets can be reserved by going to or calling (803) 508-7246 or (803) 508-7336.

The film features interviews with historians, artisans, authors and descendants of the Wanderer.

In addition to the screening, attendees will hear from one of the directors, Christi Koelker, following the screening and have a chance to participate in an interactive discussion about the film with Koelker and other local historians and artisans.

Koelker has spent the last decade exploring stories that reveal the complexities of southern history and teaches personal documentary filmmaking and visual literacy workshops for beginners.

“Just as important puzzle pieces combine to reveal a complete picture, I trust my films will always be a resource to those curious people who come after me,” she said. “Through documentary filmmaking, I’ve discovered my own unknown cultural history. I now strive to demonstrate how everyone can understand themselves by documenting their own lives and the stories that shaped them.”

The film was funded by grants from the Humanities Council of South Carolina, the Heritage Council of North Augusta, the Savannah River Archaeological Institute,, and the Chipstone Foundation.

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