For Saturday, February 13, 2016
Contact: Beth Spezia, WSIU Educational Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-5595, email@example.com
WSIU Film Screening & Discussion is Tomorrow, February 13
Film: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution -- Location: Carbondale Public Library, Sat, Feb 13 at 2:30pm
Carbondale, IL – Reporters, photographers, and camera crews are invited to cover a free film screening and discussion of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, presented by WSIU Public Broadcasting, a service of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and the Carbondale Public Library, in partnership with Indie Lens Pop-Up, the Independent Television Service (ITVS), and the PBS series Independent Lens.
The event will be held tomorrow – Saturday, February 13 at 2:30pm – at the Carbondale Public Library.
Community activist Melvin “Pepper” Holder, Imam Abdul Haqq of the Islamic Center of Carbondale, and Dr. Pamela Smoot, Clinical Assistant Professor, SIU Africana Studies, will moderate an open conversation about race relations and social justice issues after the film.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, and dozens of others, alongside a soul-power soundtrack of the music so integral to the Party's identity, the Stanley Nelson film offers an essential history lesson and a vibrant chronicle of a pivotal movement that gave rise to a new revolutionary culture in America.
For more information about the film, visit itvs.org/films/black-panthers or pbs.org/independentlens/films/the-black-panthers-vanguard-of-the-revolution. You may also visit WSIU’s web page at wsiu.org/indielenspopup.
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