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Bright Light Film Series Presents: Soundtrack for a Revolution

Emerson College Visual and Media Arts department

Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)

Boston, MA

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 Soundtrack For a Revolution directed by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman

(Co-presented by the Center for Diversity as part of MLK week)
Tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music - the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. Features new performances of the freedom songs by top artists; archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders. Freedom songs evolved from slave chants, from the labor movement, and especially from the black church. Music enabled blacks to sing words they could not say, and it was crucial in helping the protesters as they faced down brutal aggression with dignity and non-violence. The infectious energy of the songs swept people up and empowered them to fight for their rights. This film celebrates the vitality of this music.

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Bright Family Screening Room
559 Washington St
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02135

Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)


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