Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Scribe screenings at I-House

The International House continues to host screenings by the Scribe Video Center.

Tonight, March 15, they will be showing Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968 (dir. Bestor Cram and Judy Richardson, US, 2009, video, 57 mins). Director Judy Richardson will be there in person.
"On February 8, 1968, eight seconds of police gunfire left three young men dying and at least 27 wounded on the campus of South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, SC. All of the police were white and all of the students African-American. This powerful yet disturbing documentary film explores the eye-witness accounts of student protesters and police officer participants."
Tuesday, April 5 they will screen When the Spirits Dance Mambo (dir. Dr Marta Moreno Vega and Robert Shepard, US, 2002, video, 90 mins). Director Robert Shepard will be there in person.
"Tracing the role of sacred African thought and practices in the formation of Cuban society, culture and music, Cuando los EspĂ­ritus Bailan Mambo (When the Spirits Dance Mambo) is a tribute to the spiritual energy that traveled from West Africa to Cuba and New York."
Both screenings begin at 7:00pm.

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