The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion is excited to share a return to our Social Justice Movie Series this month. All films focus on racial identity exploration, racial justice and racial equity. All films will feature a live-film discussion via chat or post-film discussion via Instagram. Email us to make arrangements to privately view films at alternative date/times.
Register to receive all private film screening links here: https://forms.gle/EgPwJ5Wq7Q237yd5A
July 9, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
Little White Lie (2014)
Synopsis: Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz thinks her dark skin and hair are from a Sicilian ancestor. When she uncovers the lie that haunted her parents’ marriage, she begins a journey to reconcile her past as she embraces her African-American heritage. What defines our identity, our family of origin or the family that raises us? LITTLE WHITE LIE is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and redemption. (Screening made possible with the support of Kanopy: thank you!)
July 16, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019)
Synopsis: Delving into a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced them, HORROR NOIRE traces the untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre. (Screening made possible with the support of Shudder.com: thank you!)
July 23, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
By Blood (2015)
Synopsis: A chronicle of American Indians of African descent battling to regain their tribal citizenship. BY BLOOD explores the impact of this battle, which has manifested into a broader conflict about race, identity, and the sovereign rights of indigenous people. (Screening made possible with the support of Kanopy: thank you!)
July 30, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
Synopsis: Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in. (Screening made possible with the support of Amazon Prime: thank you!)
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