A triple feature of local history films created by award-winning sister duo Sara and Charity Harmon in Heritage Square!
Admission to this event is free.
Sara and Charity Harmon are sister filmmakers in Wichita, Kansas. Both together and individually, they write, direct, edit and produce educational, entertaining content for churches, museums, schools and other clients.
The award-winning short documentary FOR YOUR AMUSEMENT: THE WONDERLAND PARK ON ACKERMAN ISLAND tells the story of the first amusement park in Wichita, Kansas located on an island in the middle of the Arkansas River. The attraction brought in hundreds of thousands of tourists and was a staple form of entertainment before automobiles, strict Sunday laws and World War I led to its demise.” This film won Best Kansas Documentary at the Doc Sunback Film Festival in 2019.
The award-winning documentary WHO SCAMMED RAJAH RABBIT? tells the story of a salesman who arrived in Wichita in 1929 and conned the city into investing in 55,000 white rabbits. The scam affected farmers, businessmen and even children.” This film won Best Kansas Documentary Short at the Tallgrass Film Festival in 2021 and Best Kansas Documentary at the Doc Sunback Film Festival in 2022.
In COLOR ME WICHITA, Sara and Charity follow each other’s artistic process.
Using various mediums, they challenge each other to create an art piece based on an aspect of Wichita history.