This series begins on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 2 - 6 PM with a screening of "Black Power Mixtape 1967 - 1975". This extraordinary feat of editing and archival research, takes up a familiar period in American history from a fresh and fascinating angle.
The Charles Wright Museum of African American History
Liberation Film Series: 2012 - 2013 Season
An Exploration in Youth-Focused Intergenerational Conversations
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s Liberation Film Series hopes to educate youth and others about the real world and the Black people who struggled, globally, to make it better. This series begins on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 2 - 6 PM with a screening of "Black Power Mixtape 1967 - 1975". This extraordinary feat of editing and archival research, takes up a familiar period in American history from a fresh and fascinating angle. Written and Directed by Goran Hugo Olsson; Edited by Hanna Lejonqvist and Mr. Olsson; Music by Ahmir Questlove Thompson and Om’Mas Keith; Produced by Annika Rogell. Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes. The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with U-M Dearborn's Professor Gloria House and DAAS Associate Professor Stephen Ward. See the flyer here.
The Liberation Film Series offers the regional community a refreshingly new opportunity to experience a season of culturally important, conscious, enlightening, and engaging films. Immediately following each film, a speaker led interpretation and Q&A session will provide the audience deeper insights. No other theater in the region offers this type of focused programming and premiere educational opportunity. To encourage literacy, a bibliography, supplemental reading materials, and useful links for each film will be accessible on the Museum’s website, and the speaker’s books and related texts available at the venue.
This unique film/discussion series is the result of the financial support and/or collaborative consultation with Eastern Michigan University, The Media Education Foundation (MEF), Michigan State University, University of Detroit - Mercy, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, University of Michigan - Dearborn,Wayne County Community College District, Wayne State University. All films and discussions are free and open to the public, and take place in the Museum's General Motors Theater.