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Tuesday, November 11th • 7:30PM
INTERNATONAL LENS FILM SERIES
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Sarratt Cinema
Presented by: Frank Dobson, Director of the Black Cultural Center and Faculty Head of Gillette House in the Martha Ingram Commons
USA (2011) Dirs: Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin.
Eighty five-year-old Mr. Armstrong, an African American barber in Birmingham, Alabama, experiences the manifestation of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first African American president. This colorful and courageous activist of the Civil Rights era casts his vote, celebrates Obama’s victory and proudly unfurls the American flag as he is inducted into the Foot Soldiers Hall of Fame.
The documentary raises questions about democracy and patriotism in the face of adversity, and the vigilance and action required to ensure continued forward movement to end racial injustice. English. Blu-ray. 25 minutes.
Partial funding provided by the Black Cultural Center.