"THE UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH" WITH WRITER/DIRECTOR LOKI MULHOLLAND FRIDAY, MARCH 23 AT 6:45 PM IN THE SUNSET ROOM
Winner of four awards including Best Documentary at the National Black Film Festival, "The Uncomfortable Truth" has been called, "Honest, uncompromising and compassionate." When award-winning filmmaker Loki Mulholland (“An Ordinary Hero”) dives into his family history he is confronted with the shocking reality of his family’s true slaveholding past and their deep connection to the roots of American history. Through engrossing storytelling and captivating visuals, Loki Mulholland and Civil Rights Activist Luvaghn Brown take us on a comprehensive, insightful and gut-wrenching exploration of our nation’s past and the way forward.
"AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US" WITH PRODUCER/DIRECTOR ABBY GINZBERG SATURDAY, MARCH 24 AT 6:45 PM IN THE SUNSET ROOM
Abby Ginzberg will also be co-presenting a session to introduce her film on Saturday, March 24 at 1 PM.
Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times.
In turbulent times, what ideals do we share in common?
In the documentary film American Creed, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from remarkably different life experiences, backgrounds and points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of a wide range of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America’s promise across deep divides.
After the film screening Facing History and Ourselves will moderate an audience dialogue around freedom, fairness, opportunity and the meaning of citizenship.
How do we have rich and honest discussions across a polarized divide?