Film crew in Tulsa to work on 'Greenwood Avenue' series

TULSA, Okla. — A Los Angeles film crew is in Tulsa through Monday to film a five-part series called "Greenwood Avenue."

The production follows the point of view of a 14-year-old girl during the heyday of Black Wall Street, when it was destroyed during the 1921 Tulsa race massacre and when the area was rebuilt.

It's being shot in 180-degree virtual reality to give viewers an in-depth experience into the area in 1921.

The film's creator interviewed one of the last massacre survivors, Dr. Olivia Hooker, years ago. Her memories helped shape the script.

Women Make Movies is sponsoring the project. It's been chosen to be part of the YouTubeVR Creator Lab and is partially funded by Google.

Those involved hope the series will be used as an education tool.

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