How to create a “Tuskego Experiment Movie” for your home
The Tuscaloosa Museum has a new movie project in the works, and the project’s director says it will be a “totally new experience.”
In the Tuscanoosa Public Library’s new Tuscakoan movie series, an unlikely partnership is set to explore how the Tuskegowans created a space that changed the world, even if it was not in a “perfect” way.
The Tuscooans were born in the mountains in Georgia and moved to Alabama after World War II, settling in a little town called Tuscala, according to the Tuskaloosa News.
But when the Nazis invaded and took over, the family moved back to Georgia.
In 1951, a group of Tuscowans started a nonprofit called Tuskloans of Alabama to help other Tuscoos return home.
Their first film was about the Tuzco Indians, and now they are exploring the Tuxco-Alaska Trail in order to find the source of the Tussock Mountains.
“There are many legends that have come from the Tuckapoos and that they were an indigenous people that were just like us in their way,” Tuskamoans director Jeff Davis said.
“And I think this film will tell you more about their history and their stories, and what they went through, as well as their relationship with the government and the TUSKOANS of ALABAMA.”
For the film, Davis and his team are working with an experienced crew, and they’re looking to bring in the best filmmakers they can find to help them capture the essence of the story.
“We really want to be able to get a very authentic look at how these two cultures came together,” Davis said in an interview with the Turchillo News.
“So we’re looking at a very different set of people that are coming together, and this is the first step in getting to that.”
The film is the latest in a series of projects for Davis and Tuskkoans, which has been featured on the Discovery Channel and Smithsonian Channel.
They also have their own website and social media accounts.
Davis said he wanted to create an experience that is accessible to everyone.
“What we’re trying to do is try to bring people in from different backgrounds,” he said.
“And I really think that this will be the best way to do that.”
For Tuskwoans director of programming, Kevin Pritchard, who has worked on several shows with Discovery Channel, the idea for the film came about after he learned of a project on Facebook about a movie about Tuskoos.
“I thought that it would be a great way to tell this story that would have some sort of connection to the people, but not necessarily with them,” Pritchett said.
Davis hopes that his project will connect viewers with the stories of the people who helped to create the Tuchos, which he said were just as important as the people that built the Tumcaloos.
“This film is really just a chance to talk about the history of the tribe, to talk to the kids about what it was like growing up in Tuskyoans,” he told the Tlusko News.
“They were just so different from the rest of the world.”
Davis said that he was inspired to start the project after seeing a Facebook post that the Tushkoans of Tuskoosa had set up a new Tuskoo Foundation.
The foundation will give away free Tuskos T-shirts, which they will wear to raise money for scholarships, Pritchetts said.
And they will be able share a film of the film with the public in 2019.