“Power to the People” film festival to showcase films that highlight African American activism

The University of Southern Indiana Africana Studies Program presents the first annual Africana Film Festival. The theme for the series is “Power to the People” and will showcase films that highlight African American activism from the 1960s Civil Rights Movement to today. The films will include:

  • Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012), directed by Shola Lynch
    6 p.m. on Thursday, January 30
    Followed by a discussion led by Dr. Denise Lynn, director of Gender Studies
  • Malcolm X (1992), directed by Spike Lee
    5 p.m. on Thursday, February 27
    Followed by a discussion by Dr. D’Angelo Taylor, assistant director of the USI Multicultural Center
  • The Hate U Give (2018), directed by George Tillman, Jr.
    6 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Followed by a discussion by Dr. Laura Soderberg, assistant professor of English

For more information about the films, visit USI.edu/africanastudies or contact Dr. Sakina Hughes, associate professor of history and chair of Africana Studies at shughes1@usi.edu.

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