published Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Documentary, re-enactors bring Fort Loudoun back to life on film

Volunteer actors depict the 1760 surrender of the garrison at Fort Loudoun in "Fort Loudoun: Forsaken By God and Man."
Photo by Chris Albrecht/Special to the Knoxville News Sentinel
Volunteer actors depict the 1760 surrender of the garrison at Fort Loudoun in "Fort Loudoun: Forsaken By God and Man." Photo by Chris Albrecht/Special to the Knoxville News Sentinel
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    Jason Melius and Arabella Saver face off in Nolichucky Pictures' historic documentary "Fort Loudoun: Forsaken By God and Man." Photo by Chris Albrecht/Special to the Knoxville News Sentinel

Redcoats, Bluecoats and Cherokee Indians have been marching around Fort Loudoun this year. This time, though, their battles are being caught on camera.

Living history actors from across the nation have flocked to Fort Loudoun State Historic Area in Vonore in recent months in hopes of appearing in "Fort Loudoun: Forsaken By God and Man."

Knoxville-based Nolichucky Pictures has filmed hundreds of volunteer re-enactors over the past few months dressed in their best colonial gear and packing 1700s-style replica weapons to create a fully narrated historical documentary about the rise and fall of Fort Loudoun in the French and Indian War.

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