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The Harvest: Film Preview and Panel Discussion
September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Free
Join Humanities Texas for a screening at Austin Film Society featuring excerpts from the forthcoming documentary film The Harvest. Following the screening, the film’s director, Douglas A. Blackmon, will participate in a panel discussion and Q&A session with faculty from Huston-Tillotson University, Austin Community College, and The University of Texas at Austin.
Using archival film and footage shot by Blackmon and Academy Award-nominated producer Sam Pollard over two decades, The Harvest tells the story of one small Mississippi town’s struggle to integrate its public schools. Shown through the eyes of black and white children at the height of the civil rights movement, the film examines the transformation all of America would experience in the following years.
This event is sponsored by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and is made possible by a Humanities and the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in the United States grant from NEH.
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