Editor and the Dragon – Directors
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Dr. Walter E. Campbell is President and CEO of Memory Lane Productions, Inc. of Durham, NC. He holds a PhD in American History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and specializes in the history of science, business and race relations in the American South.
Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Walt has lived in North Carolina since 1976. He is an independent scholar, author, and filmmaker and has created print and video works for more than two decades. In 1996 he was awarded the Clarendon Cup for Across Fortune’s Tracks: A Biography of William Rand Kenan, Jr. (UNC Press). His most recent book, Foundations for Excellence: 75 Years of Duke Medicine, was published by Duke University Medical Center Library in October 2006.
“This film premieres at a time when we have much to learn from the past, and particularly from Horace Carter’s courage in taking a stance on matters in which he believed.” —Dr. Walter Campbell
Martin Clark began producing video projects in 1984 as a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While pursing a degree in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures, he also worked on the student staff of UNC-TV and with Student Television for UNC-CH. His service to the campus via Student Television was recognized by his induction into the university’s top honorary societies, including the Order of the Golden Fleece.
Martin has contributed to a number of award-winning works spanning the educational, corporate, non-profit, and documentary arenas. Between 1995-98 he produced and directed several pieces for the Ford Foundation’s Rural Community College Initiative (RCCI), which fosters economic development and access to education in rural communities. The centerpiece of Martin’s RCCI work is a five-hour series of eight educational/documentary programs presenting the initiative’s goals and success stories.
Martin produced and edited the 1994 documentary Dr. Frank: The Life and Times of Frank Porter Graham. The film, narrated by Charles Kuralt and broadcast on UNC-TV, garnered significant critical recognition, including an Emmy award, a CINE Golden Eagle, and a screening at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
“It was an honor for me to join Martin Clark, Tom Vickers, and the Center for the Study of the American South in documenting Horace Carter’s second crusade: his courageous campaign against the Ku Klux Klan. That campaign, Carter recalled, was a ‘manifestation of what I had been taught in church, and what I had been taught by my family, and what I had been taught in school, and that is to do something to serve the people the best you can.’ Carter’s legacy and outlook hold lessons for us today at UNC. Doing something to serve UNC and its people the best we can is a never-ending crusade.” —Martin Clark