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Diversity Film Series: “The Long Shadow” | Oakland

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE
The New Parkway | 474 24th Street, Oakland, CA


Diversity Film Series Free Documentary Films & Community Conversation

Piedmont’s Appreciating Diversity Film Series kicks off its 2020 season of hosting free screenings, speakers and community conversation this fall, with a lineup that continues to celebrate great documentary films and activism.

Screening Schedule:

The Long Shadow

  • January 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Ellen Driscoll – Playhouse, 325 Highland Ave, Piedmont, CA 94611, USA
  • January 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St, Oakland, CA 94612, USA

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  • March 8, 2020 at 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St, Oakland, CA 94612, USA

In January, ADFS will screen The Long Shadow, an uncompromising look at slavery, America’s original sin, and how politics and policy have extended its effect to the present day — told by a filmmaker whose family owned slaves for generations.

“Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and destructive as racism. In this powerful documentary, the filmmakers, both privileged daughters of the South, who were haunted by their families slave owning pasts, passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories of how America—guided by the South’s powerful political influence—steadily, deliberately and at times secretly, established white privilege in our institutions, laws, culture and economy.

William Faulkner once said, “The past is never dead. The past is not even past.” …This echoes one scholar’s warning in the film: “We’re still fighting the Civil War, and the South is winning.” Anti-black racism has survived like “an infection”, rigging the game against African-Americans and denying them full access to the American dream.

By telling individual stories—of free, enterprising blacks in Canada; of a modern, racially motivated shooting—the filmmakers movingly personalize the costs and the stakes of our continued inaction. The Long Shadow presents a startling, unrecognized history that provides much needed context when considering the major issues impacting black/white relations in the United States today.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


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Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Movies
Address: 474 24th Street, Oakland, CA

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