The Ogeechee International History Film Festival will make its debut in Statesboro as the very first film festival in the United States dedicated solely to historical films.
This festival has been a long-time dream of Georgia Southern Associate Professor of History Dr. Michael Scott Van Wagenen, who has always been interested in historical films. It has gone from dream to reality thanks to the combined efforts of various organizations in the Statesboro community.
“I’ve watched festivals as cultural phenomena in the United States just take off and kept an eye out on that history festival to eventually show up and it didn’t, so I decided to do it myself,” Van Wagenen said.
The event has been organized by the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Statesboro Herald and Georgia Southern University.
See more at Connect Statesboro.