The In Between The Trees journey
- The documentary concept for "In Between the Trees" began when my family drove up to Woodland Park, Michigan, walking on the road to a house that the Tyson family owned next to what the residents called the beach. That is where Mr. Tyson pointed around the waterfront of the beach at one house after the other telling their history. Such as the Royal Breeze, the infamous gas station that was built on the corner across from the beach and the original history of the very beach that we were standing on. Telling a time when African Americans were banned from any other beaches simply because of their color. Mr. Tyson said, "So, we had to create our own." That's why the concept for the documentary story was conceived, again during one of my walks.
- "In Between the Trees" coming out was a soft showing at Artprize 10 in Grand Rapids, Michigan inside the African American Museum. The museum was nominated the winner, the top venue of the event. If you didn't have a chance to view the installation in person, please click on the tour button above.
- The In Between the Trees journey continued with a second trailer that opened up the completed documentary. The documentary's first viewing was at Wyoming Community Television, then at the Celebration Theatre. Please click on the trailer button.
- The journey continues with official selections to festivals as noted below.