Conscientious Projector for August, 2016: #BlackLivesMatter

black-lives-matter-95x125“What we’re seeing is the birth of a mass movement.” So declares educator/activist and Black Lives Matter spokesperson Dr. Melina Abdullah in #BlackLivesMatter, a vivid, probing examination of the far-reaching grassroots response to police killings of African-Americans in cities across the United States and their grossly disproportionate imprisonment in an unjust criminal justice system. Producer/correspondent Sally Sara visits blighted inner city neighborhoods in Baltimore and Chicago for candid, emotional interviews with family and friends of young victims and various issue advocates, community leaders and public officials, including New Jersey Senator Cory Booker.

Conscientious Projector screens the film on Thursday, August 11, 7:00 p.m. at All Saints Church (note change from our usual Armory Center for the Arts venue).  The address is 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena.  Edna Trigg, co-chair of All Saints Church’s racial justice ministry COLORS, will lead a community discussion following the film. Parental advisory: The film includes adult language and graphic images of violence.