2 FREE Screenings
The Appreciating Diversity Film Series offers two free screenings of At the River I Stand, produced and directed by David Appleby, Alison Graham and Steven Ross. This poignant documentary set in Memphis, Tennessee during the 1960s, is a narrative about mobilization, determination and tragedy during the civil rights movement. It covers two very eventful months in 1968 that culminate with the success of the unionization of sanitation workers and the tragic death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis.
The Appreciating Diversity Film Series presents two films from the upcoming series, The Raising of America. Both screenings are free!
Wounded Places tells of very young children who show symptoms of PTSD -- except there is no "post". Of these children the film asks not "What's wrong with you?" but "What happened to you?" and how can traumatized children and neighborhoods heal?
The House I Live In, presented by the Appreciating Diversity Film Series, is one of the strongest we've shown. It traces the genesis and history of the War on Drugs, and its catastrophic effects on the fabric of black and other poor communities. We learn about the impact on policing, the courts, and the mushrooming prison system, and the huge economy it supports. The recent tragic deaths of black men on city streets are only the tip of the iceberg. For our discussion after the film, we'll have a former Piedmont student who is now a Public Defender, who will outline recent changes in drug law sentencing and answer questions. The film is appropriate for older middle school and high school students. I hope we'll have a great turnout--please tell friends and family it's a must-see!
2 Free Screenings
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