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National Action Network NYC Chapter Presents: National Action Network Civil Rights Film Festival

Nov 21, 2012


National Action Network NYC Chapter Presents: National Action Network Civil Rights Film Festival


The National Action Network NYC Chapter is proud to present its second annual Civil Rights Film Festival on Thursday, Dec 27th and Friday, Dec 28th from 11:00am to 7:00pm.

The Civil Rights Film Festival is part of the National Action Network’s efforts to combat violence by using film to educate young people about their history. The more young people know about their history, the more they can appreciate their present and future. After each movie, there will be a question and answer period featuring producers, directors, activists and historians from respective films. Dialogue is encouraged following each screening so attendees will fully comprehend the historical aspect of each movie.

Warrington Hudlin, the celebrated filmmaker and black film community organizer, will deliver an opening address entitled: “The Influence of Black Film on America’s Social Justice Conscience, a Historical Review”.

Other confirmed guests include Rev. Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC Politics Nation, Keith Beauchamp-investigative documentary filmmaker, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, Murder in Black & White (TV One) and The Injustice Files’ (Investigation Discovery), Sam Pollard, Emmy winning editor, director, producer of documentaries Slavery By Another Name and Eyes On The Prize, Chaz Shepherd, actor, singer and recurring star on BET show The Game, Dabney Montgomery and Wilfred Defour, original Tuskegee Airmen, Malaak Shabazz, activist and daughter of Malcolm X and Reggie Bullock, popular blog radio host and director of documentary, War for Your Soul, Rob Graydon, commercial and reality show director, Winston Gilchrist, official videographer for Rev Al Sharpton and National Action Network, host of the Gilchrist Experience and,What Better Looks Like, an organization that create the radical changes necessary to make the world better.

On Friday, Dec 28th at 6:00pm, there will be a Filmmakers Panel where attendees can learn how to green light their own projects. The Film Festival will conclude with a Key To Harlem ceremony conducted by State Assemblywoman and NAN NYC Chapter President, Ms Theresa Freeman. For more information, please call 877-626-4651 or visit