Greenwood Battleground

by This Land


The following is a short documentary about the Tulsa Race Riot, directed by Sheema Golbaba. Golbaba made the film when she was in high school as part of the Jenks High School Film and TV program.

Because of the film, Golbaba was recognized as one of 150 students (out of an applicant pool of 6,000) chosen as finalists in the prestigious YoungArts program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. She was also a Presidential Scholars in the Arts semi-finalist.

“Greenwood Battleground” will be featured on the next edition of “Behind the Lens with Oklahoma’s Future Filmmakers” which will air on OETA statewide on Tuesday, September 20th at 9pm.

Golbaba is currently studying at Harvard University.