All Souls Bethlehem Church (566 E. 7th Street, between Cortelyou Road and Ditmas Avenue) and the Brooklyn for Peace Arts and Culture Committee are co-sponsoring a free three-day Anti-Racism Film Festival, which is welcome to everyone and kicks off this Friday, March 27.
The festival will be held at the church and will run on Friday, March 27, Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11.
“The festival grows out of the conviction that art is a powerful force for social change,” All Saints Bethlehem Church wrote to us.
The festival will run as follows:
Friday, March 27, 7pm:
The festival begins with “Walk With Me,” a documentary that tells the story of the Church of Gethsemane in Park Slope. Gethsemane has long ministered to the families of incarcerated individuals.
Friday, April 10, 7pm:
The festival will show the Academy Award-winning documentary, “Taxi to the Dark Side.” “This unflinching examination of torture and death inside U.S. military prisons will be the foundation for a post-film discussion on both Islamophobia and the misguided ‘War on Terror,'” All Souls Bethlehem Church wrote.
Saturday, April 11:
The festival will show three films:
- 1pm: “Shenandoah,” a powerful documentary that tells the story of four high school boys who murdered a Mexican immigrant. “Shenandoah” dissects the mob mentality of the small town in which the atrocity took place.
- 4pm: “Lilting,” a major motion picture about a Cambodian Chinese mother who is mourning the untimely death of her son.
- 7pm: “Slam,” tells the story of spoken word poets Saul Williams and Sonja Sohn star in this scathing critique of America’s judicial system and the country’s prison industrial complex.
For more information about the festival, you can visit Brooklyn for Peace’s website here.