National Action Network's youth move to present a civil rights film festival December 29-30
1/19/2012, 10:33 a.m.
December 20, 2011-(New York, NY) The National Action Network's Northeast region of Youth Move is proud to present its first Civil Rights Film Festival on Thursday, Dec 29th and Friday, Dec 30th from 11:00am to 6:00pm. The Civil Rights Film Festival is part of the national 90- day Shake off the Violence campaign that Youth Move initiated this month across the country to shed light upon the growing problem of violence, bullying, gang involvement and thuggery across the country. According to 12-year-old Victoria Pannell, the Northeast Regional Director of National Action Network's Youth Move, "the films we chose are positive and will allow young people to learn about important aspects of their history. Change our mentality, change our lives. Increase the respect for ourselves, decrease the violence among ourselves".
Movies and documentaries that will be featured include: 4 Little Girls, Separate But Equal, Tuskegee Airmen, Ghosts Of Mississippi, Express, Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, War For Your Soul, and three special films on Rev. Al Sharpton, Africa Channel-In Focus, 60 Minutes: Al Sharpton-The "Refined" Agitator, BET's Journeys In Black.
After each movie there will be a question and answer period featuring producers, directors, and historians. Civil Rights Film Festival confirmed guests-Rev. Al Sharpton, Spike Lee-Director of documentary 4 Little Girls, Keith Beauchamp-Director of documentary Untold Story of Emmett Till and host of Investigation Discovery Channel Injustice Files, Tuskegee Airmen-Dabney Montgomery and Wilfred Defour, and Reggie Bullock-Director of War for Your Soul (via skype from Tennessee). The Moderator is political commentator, speaker, and analyst, Roy Paul.
For more information, or to purchase tickets please call 877-626-4651 or visit nationalactionnetwork.net. Snacks and pizza are included in ticket prices.