Film Screenings

The Infiltrators: A Conversation with Filmmakers Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

The Infiltrators is a Sundance award-winning docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who get arrested by Border Patrol, and put in a shadowy for-profit detention center – on purpose. Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical Dreamers who are on aRead More

Ivy Film Festival: “Luce” Screening and Discussion with Tricia Rose and Director Julius Onah

Sponsored by the Ivy Film Festival

Free screening: Friday, October 9, 10:00 am – Saturday, October 10, 10:00 am EDT
Discussion: Saturday, October 10th, 10:00 am EDT

Directed and co-written by Julius Onah, “Luce” examines issues of race, privilege, and Black Excellence. Starring Kelvin Harrison Jr., Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, and Octavia Spencer, the film centers on an eponymousRead More

“Strike For Freedom: Frederick Douglass in Scotland” Film Screening and Discussion

, Room 106

The 15-minute film “Strike for Freedom” chronicles new efforts to memorialize Frederick Douglass’s abolitionist work in Scotland. In the 19th-century, Edinburgh was a city of freedom for Black social justice campaigners born into slavery in the USA. Committed to ‘telling the story of the slave’ and the ‘strike for freedom’, Douglass and other Black abolitionists came to the city toRead More

“95 and 6 to Go” Screening and Filmmaker Q. and A.

, Room 120

In this moving portrait, filmmaker Kimi Takesue finds an unlikely collaborator while visiting her resilient Japanese-American grandfather in Hawai’i. A recent widower in his 90s, Grandpa Tom immerses himself in his daily routines until he shows unexpected interest in his granddaughter’s stalled romantic screenplay and offers advice both shrewd and surprising. Tom’s creative script revisionsRead More

"We Still Live Here - Âs Nutayuneân" Film Screening and Discussion with Jennifer Weston

Smith-Buonanno, Room 106

We Still Live Here, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Anne Makepeace, tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag language. The film interweaves the present-day story Wampanoags reclaiming their language with historical events that silenced the language for more than a century and obliterated much of their culture – epidemics, missionary pressures, land loss, and the indenture of Native children.

"The Gospel of Healing Volume I: Black Churches Respond to HIV/AIDS" Film Screening + Panel Discussion

Smith-Buonanno, Room 106, 95 Cushing Street

The Gospel of Healing Volume I: Black Churches Respond to HIV/AIDS is a documentary film that profiles five innovative models of faith-based HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and/or care primarily targeting African American communities. Viewers will learn how these HIV health ministries were established, what factors contribute to their effectiveness in their communities, what were their common views on faith, healing and the role of the church as the Black community’s primary source of social justice and leadership, in the post-civil rights era.