Black Lives Matter Film Club
We welcome all members of the Columbia Alumni Community to join us in a new monthly Zoom video conference series: The Black Lives Matter Film Club. Films selected for the club fit within the multiplicities of cinematic production and interpretation relating to experiences of Black people in the United States and internationally. A film is selected for home or theatrical (when safe) viewing and then discussed by club members. The person who selected the film will introduce their selection and moderate the discussion.
Black Lives Matter Film Club Discusses the Documentary 13th
Join BLM film club co-founder Shelley Smith and fellow Columbia alumni for a discussion of the documentary 13th. According to Juleyka Lantigua-Williams in The Atlantic: “This is a documentary about how the Thirteenth Amendment led to mass incarceration in the United States, but it’s also a gorgeous, evocative, and maddening exploration of words: of their power, their roots, their permanence. Premised as a historical survey that maps the genetic link between slavery and today’s prison-industrial complex, 13th explodes the ‘mythology of black criminality.” We hope you can attend this inaugural event of the BLM film club.
Film Availability: Made Available for Free by Netflix on You Tube
Discussion Date: August 12
Discussion Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom Video Conference