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Inherit the Land

Based on the book by Gene Stowe
One hundred years ago, Miss Maggie Ross died in Marvin, NC, and her will was discovered upstairs in her home. That set in motion the events that established racial harmony in the community down to the present day - the publishing of the will, the caveat by 109 cousins who claimed she was incompetent, the sensational two-week trial in the Union County Courthouse, the against-all-odds verdict by 12 white men who upheld the will, and the shared economic participation and mutual friendship the Ross's had modeled with their life and ensured with their 800-acre bequest to Bob and Mittie.

  • Cylk Cozart
    Ball of Confusion
  • Cylk Cozart
    Ball of Confusion
  • Jim Johnson
    Ball of Confusion
  • Cylk Cozart
    Key Cast
    White Men Can't Jump, Conspiracy Theory, Eagle Eye, Blue Chips, Eraser
  • Sallie Patterson
    Key Cast
    "Sallie Ross"
    Owns the original Ross home that her great-grandfather built and was acquired by the Ross sisters in 1888
  • Judy Simpson Cook
    Key Cast
    "Maggie Ross"
    Her grandfather was one of the jurors at the trial
  • Farrah Brown
    Key Cast
    "Young Mittie Bell Ross"
    Great-great-great-granddaughter of Mittie Bell
  • Maya Williamson
    Key Cast
    "Mittie Bell Ross"
    Great-great-great-granddaughter of Mittie Bell
  • Thomas Vinson Sr.
    Key Cast
    "Bob Ross"
    Great-grandson of Mittie Bell
  • Jim Johnson
    Key Cast
    "ET Cansler"
  • Mike Railton
    Key Cast
    "John J Parker"
  • Jeff Carpenter
    Key Cast
    "Judge J Bid Ray"
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    50 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    400,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Premiere
    United States
    North American Premiere
  • Hollywood Weekly Magazine Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 6, 2021
    Best Historical Documentary
Director Biography - Cylk Cozart

Cylk Cozart’s resume includes athlete, actor, model, writer, producer, director, songwriter, coach, motivational speaker, philanthropist and entrepreneur. A stand out athlete in high school and college, Cylk suffered an injury while trying out for the NBA. The time off sent him into modeling and then acting in movies and TV shows such as, Saved by the Bell , Ricochet , White Men Can’t Jump , Blue Chips , Eraser , Conspiracy Theory , Play It to the Bone , 16 Blocks , Eagle Eye , The Last Movie Star and many others. His love for children and helping others less fortunate has him involved in several charities including his own foundation called Keeping Dreams Alive and one he co founded called Cures4Humanity. Cylk won the 2019 Larry Smith Award from Small College Basketball Hall of Fame for positively impacting the lives of others throughout the country.

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Director Statement

There is no better time than now to share positive energy throughout the world. world.“Inherit The Land” has educated, entertained, enlightened and destroyed horrible myths about black and white people since the turn of the century. This film is a perfect example of how we can live in harmony and yet, still have our differences.

That my friends gives us hope.

Hope breeds change.

Change breeds a better, more inclusive life.