A Higher Law: The Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858
Aug. 26 2023
Ohio History Center 800 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH, USA Open in Google Map
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Adult - $16 Senior (60+) - $14 Student (w/ college ID) - $14 Child (4-12) - $10 Child (3 & under) - Free Ohio History Connection member - Free

The events of the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858 played a pivotal role in the history of abolitionism in the United States, and ultimately kept the issue of slavery as part of the national discussion leading up to and during the Civil War. Please join the Ohio History Connection as we share the incredible story of the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue through the film: A Higher Law: The Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858.

A Directors’ Talk and Q&A portion will follow the screening. Running time approx. 90 minutes. Included with museum admission.

For more information and to watch a trailer for the film please follow this link!


About the Filmmakers:

Scott Spears is an Emmy winning cinematographer that teaches screen writing and film production at Ohio State University in the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Arts. He has a B.A. and M.A. in Cinema Production from Ohio State University. He won his Emmy for his cinematography on the PBS short film adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, “The Birthmark,” and won a Blue Cabal Access Award for directing the documentary “Reasonable Doubt.” Spears, a native of Portsmouth, Ohio, spent a decade working in Los Angeles, California with over 30-feature films credited to his name and owns and operates the video production company, Production Partners Media.

Christina Paolucci is an award winning photojournalist and documentary film maker. She has a B.A. in Photojournalism from Western Kentucky University, a M.A. in Photography from Ohio University and a M.S. in Women’s Studies from Mankato State University. She has been recognized twice with the Best Press Photographer’s Portfolio from the Minnesota Newspaper Association, the Humanitarian Award from the Associated Press. Paolucci has been featured in two Rick Smolan’s day-in-a-life picture book series; America 24/7 and My America at Home. Paolucci, originally from Northern Kentucky, was a daily news photographer for a decade in Minnesota and currently teaches at Columbus College of Art & Design and operates a photography business, Second Spring Media.


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