TrimTab Film Series is presenting a community screening of MIGHTY TIMES: THE CHILDREN'S MARCH – produced by Southern Poverty Law Center and HBO, and winner of a 2005 Academy Award for Best Short Documentary – followed by a short discussion and Q&A.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening begins at 7:00pm. Drinks and popcorn will be available. To reserve your seat, go to http://trimtabfilmseries.eventbrite.com
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Screening: 7:00 - 7:40pm
Post-screening Q&A: 7:40 - 8:30pm
TrimTab Workspace, 245 N. Main Street, Sebastopol
Free tickets. Donations are welcome and will benefit the TrimTab Film Series.
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MIGHTY TIMES: THE CHILDREN'S MARCH (40 minutes)
This Academy Award-winning documentary film tells the story of how the young people of Birmingham braved arrest, fire hoses, and police dogs in 1963 and brought segregation to its knees. In the spring of 1963, Birmingham, Alabama, was the “do-or-die” battleground for the Civil Rights Movement. Heavy intimidation by Birmingham authorities left the Movement floundering. Using word-of-mouth under a veil of secrecy, more than 4,000 African American schoolchildren organized to desert classrooms at exactly 11 a.m. on “D-Day,” May 2, 1963, touching off a week of mass demonstrations and rioting that shocked the nation. Police tried to stop them. Yet, the children prevailed.
The Southern Poverty Law Center says, “It is our hope that The Children’s March will inspire youth to take stands on vital human issues affecting their communities and their lives, most especially racism and the devastating impact of discrimination upon our society.”