Diversity Film Series

2021filmseries

 

FREE screening of poignant, insightful, and topical films on themes related to diversity, inclusion and equity.

Third Sundays, February through May at 4:00pm Pacific Time.

Virtual Zoom Screenings with Q&A discussions afterward


SPONSORED BY: Rick Steves' Europe, MyEdmondsNews, Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds Theatre and the Edmonds Diversity Commission

February 21, 2021

 

Outside the House  

By Darnell Lamont Walker
 
This film is a kind of therapy. It is brave men and women sharing their stories, pains, truths, and struggles as they deal with mental illness, showing others they are not alone. Darnell will be joining us for a Q&A after the filming. Trigger Warning: Language, abuse and other difficult topics


Preview the film here: http://outsidethehousedoc.com

Join Zoom Film Screening

https://zoom.us/j/98864553780?pwd=eGRkQzBsL3M3VTlEelY4QmxHbGR0QT09

Meeting ID: 988 6455 3780

Passcode: 918690


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March 21, 2021

Teach Us All – Elevating Equity in Education for Every Student

Produced by the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, Teach Us All is a documentary and social justice campaign on educational inequality set against the backdrop of the 1957 Little Rock school crisis. Sixty years after the Little Rock Nine faced violent resistance when desegregating Central High in Arkansas, America’s schools continue to represent the key battleground of the Civil Rights Movement. Teach Us All demonstrates powerful lessons from history within a timely context, emphasizing the need for unity and collective action to rectify the disparities among America’s children. The Teach Us All social justice campaign seeks to build the capacity of students and educators to take leadership in carrying forth the legacy of the Little Rock Nine while activating broader community engagement in today’s urgent need for educational equity. Teach Us All is written and directed by Sonia Lowman.

Preview the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHgLX7O8hOc&feature=emb_title

Join Zoom Film Screening

https://zoom.us/j/91412435510?pwd=WkZ0QUtFN3FZSzBYcWFqVEM5THRXUT09


Meeting ID: 914 1243 5510

Passcode: 252498



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April 18, 2021

The Homestretch  

By ANNE DE MAREand KIRSTEN KELLY


The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers - Roque, Kasey and Anthony - will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. Through haunting images, intimate scenes, and first-person narratives, these teens take us on their journeys of struggle and triumph. As their stories unfold, the film connects us deeply with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights.

Preview the film here: http://www.homestretchdoc.com/trailer

Join Zoom Film Screening
https://zoom.us/j/92223556572?pwd=ci9HRXNrNUZyak5MUHkyRVZyQVI3dz09
Meeting ID: 922 2355 6572
Passcode: 405164

 


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May 16, 2021

I Learn America

By Jean-Michel Dissard & Gitte Peng

At the International High School at Lafayette, a Brooklyn public school dedicated to newly arrived immigrants from all over the world, five teenagers strive to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, and create a future of their own while coming of age in a new land.

Through these five vibrant young people, their stories and struggles, and their willingness to open their lives and share them with us, we “learn America.” Jean-Michel Dissar will be joining us for a Q&A after the film.

Preview the film here: https://ilearnamerica.com


Join Zoom Film Screening

https://zoom.us/j/96842037384?pwd=bWNSakFML2tFeWY4VXhEbUZSVWlNQT09


Meeting ID: 968 4203 7384

Passcode: 169983


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