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Doc Night: Last Day of Freedom w/filmmakers in person

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Swan's Market in Old Oakland

538 9th Street

Second Floor, Suite 210

Oakland, CA 94607

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As part of The Art of Storytelling exhibit series, California Humanities is hosting our first Oakland headquarters Documentary Night on August 21st featuring California Humanities-funded film Last Day of Freedom in conjunction with our current art exhibit, WordsUncaged: Voices from inside Lancaster Prison, a first-person perspective on serving a life without parole sentence. After the screening we'll invite the audience to participate in a facilitated discussion with the filmmakers, Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman, and Brendon Woods, Chief Public Defender of Alameda County.

5:30 - 6:30 PM Come early to experience the WordsUncaged art exhibit after its long journey from Los Angeles

6:30 - 8:00 PM Last Day of Freedom screening followed by a facilitated discussion with the filmmakers and Chief Public Defender Brendon Woods

Oscar® nominated short documentary, Last Day of Freedom is an animated film that tells the story of one man’s struggle to stand by his brother in the face of war, PTSD, and capital punishment. Making a film about PTSD opens up many creative possibilities to render mental trauma in a cinematic fashion. For filmmakers Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman, animation served as the best medium to capture Bill Babbitt telling the story of his brother Manny, a Vietnam veteran who could not escape the war in his mind—and paid a tragic price for it. With music by Fred Frith and sound design by Jeremiah Moore, Last Day of Freedom takes viewers on a sad and surreal journey. The film has earned numerous accolades on the road to the Academy Award nomination, including an IDA Documentary Award for Best Documentary Short.

Watch the trailer HERE.


FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No. This is an all ages event. There will be discussion of prisoner experiences.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

California Humanities is located on the 2nd Floor of the Swan's Market food court (Accessible by food market elevator near Sincere Seafood or courtyard stairs adjacent to Super Juiced)

Public Transportation: AC Transit (lines 6, 51A, 12, and 33 to downtown/Old Oakland); BART (12th Street station)

Parking: Paid street parking and paid lots on Washington Street (between 8th and 9th) and 8th &Clay Street.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email all questions to Neha at nbalram@calhum.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No

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538 9th Street

Second Floor, Suite 210

Oakland, CA 94607

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