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Event Series Event Series: Social Justice Shorts Series

Social Justice Shorts Series

February 11 @ 6:15 pm - 7:42 pm


“Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer gives an impassioned speech at the 1964 Democratic National Convention and a prophetic warning to America. Stars Aunjanue Ellis.


Reel South Award – BronzeLens Film Festival,
Best Actress (Aunjanue Ellis,) – BronzeLens Film Festival

The Ballad Of Olive Morris

Based on real life events, Olive Morris was a UK woman who became a Black Panther and community activist after being beaten and arrested when she tried to stop the police from assaulting a Nigerian diplomat in Brixton in 1969.

Black Fire: The Documentary

In 1975 Black Fire Records was established to amplify and produce culturally relevant jazz and progressive original music for the Washington, DC community. This small, independent label would go on to revolutionize the music business, nationally and internationally.


Best Documentary Short – Baltimore International Black Film Festival – 2022,
Best Short – Prince Georges Film Festival – 2022

American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton

In one of the “trials of the century” and with great relevance to today, Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton faced the death penalty for killing a white policeman in a pre-dawn car stop in 1968 Oakland. While Newton and his maverick attorneys daringly indicted racism in the courts and the country, and a groundbreaking jury led by a historic Black foreman deliberated Newton’s fate, the streets of Oakland and the nation were poised to explode if the jury came back with murder.


Best Documentary Short – 2023 Academy Awards, Shortlisted
Best Short Documentary – Yale in Hollywood,
Jury Award – Indigo Moon Festival
Best Short Documentary – Bright International Film Festival
Best Short Documentary – Universal Movie Awards
Best Documentary – Athens International Monthly Film Festival
Outstanding Achievement – Cult Critic Movie Awards



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