W I T H O U T S A N C T U A R Y
Lynching Photography in America
Black Film Series takes a look at
Lynching in America
|March 28--May 16|
Emory University's fourth annual Black Film Thursdays series will examine painful passages in American history under the title "Eyewitness: Lynching and Racial Violence in America." The March 28 - May 16 series is being coordinated to complement the upcoming Atlanta exhibition of "Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America," appearing at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site May 1 - Dec. 31.
The series of weekly screenings will feature 11 distinctive and powerful films. The films chosen for the series center on lynching-the subject of "Without Sanctuary"-and draw attention to issues of justice, race and violence, human rights violations and their documentation in America.
Emory is partnering with the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the Auburn Avenue Research Library and the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum to present screenings of the films. The series is intended to foster dialogue within and across communities, and each film will be followed by a facilitated discussion.
For the past three years, Emory has sponsored the annual African-American film series and presented a variety of cinema genres and themes focused upon race and black experiences in the United States. The series also has brought several award-winning African-American filmmakers to Atlanta to share their work and vision.
All of the screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 404-712-8768 or email WITNESS@listerv.cc.emory.edu.
|Sponsors for the Film Series:
Auburn Avenue Research Library
IMAGE Film and Video Center
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
Turner Classic Movies
William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
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Emory University in partnership with the
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.