Filmed in the South Carolina lowcountry in 2010 and 2011, Stay in de Boat features voices from the Gullah/Geechee community (including: Elder Carlie Towne, Ron Daise, Carolyn “Jabulile” White, and Queen Quet, among others) who discuss their experiences, dreams, and hopes for the future of their people, their language and their culture. The film was funded by a grant from the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor with matching funds from the College of Charleston. It premiered at CofC on October 27, 2011 accompanied by performances from community members and project interviewees. Since then it has been featured in the 2012 Gullah Film Series at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, nominated for the State of South Carolina Heritage Award in January of 2012, and continues to be used in undergraduate and graduate courses on the ‘American Experience’, Anthropology, and Education across the United States.
Founded by Amberjade Taylor and Michael Broderick in the winter of 2012, Iron Rabbit Films aims to explore different material aspects of religious life, personal identity and narrative history, and the relationships between changing socio-political conditions and traditional cultures. Currently our focus is on documenting the religious lives and experiences of marginalized, exiled, and minority people in India, Tibet, and Japan.