“Legends of Highland” documentary premieres Saturday in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – A public art projected called “Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light” is spotlighting several of the city’s neighborhoods.

The old Cammie Clagett housing complex off Highland Avenue has been turned into a video village. The windows are now screens to show the video projections. A new documentary is premiering there this weekend, showcasing the Highland neighborhood.

Tim and Robyn Farrell with White Elephant Enterprises are documenting the history in the film “Legends of Highland.”

“It’s 21 different folks that grew up in the Highland neighborhood or were influential in this area and found success in their careers and lives,” Robyn explained. “When you look at the Highland Video Village, you’re looking at these rich, personal stories that allow others to engage in this very, very deeply.”

“This project has meant a lot to us,” said Leroy Jeter the President of the Highland Neighborhood Association. The documentary remembers and celebrates the community’s past. The project gives Jeter hope for his neighborhood’s future. “Highland has always had a sense of pride, but I think the sense of pride is even greater now that the videos are up and it’s evident in how people have taken care of this area.”

The documentary premiere is Saturday night. Festivities start around 5:00 p.m. with the film being shown at 6:30 p.m.

People can also stop by other evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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