Voices of the Lumbee is a documentary film that raises awareness about the ongoing struggles of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina in the wake of decades of economic downturn in the coastal plains region.  The narrative thread weaves through historical and cultural aspects of the Lumbee Tribe that have led to modern-day socioeconomic challenges faced by Robeson County, North Carolina—the home of the Lumbee. Individuals and groups committed to improving conditions in the area share their efforts to bring positive change to the region. Despite decades of economic and political struggles, the Lumbee continue to uphold a strong sense of pride and devotion for their culture. Told through their voices, this is their story.

A panel including Director Jason HutchensMichele Fazio, and Lawrence Locklear followed the film.

This film screening is a part of the 2015-2016 Rights! Camera! Action! Film Series sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI, the Duke/UNC Initiative on Poverty and Inequality, and the Program for Arts and the Moving Image.