(BPRW) Fourth Annual Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival Announces First Film Selections and Inaugural Advisory Board | Press Releases

(BPRW) Fourth Annual Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival Announces First Selection Films, Inaugural Advisory Board

(Black PR Wire) Morehouse College, the nation’s only college dedicated to the education and development of men of color, announced the expanded dates, first screening films and new advisory board for the fourth annual film festival on Morehouse College Human Rights (MCHRFF), scheduled for September 20-24, 2022 in person at the Morehouse campus and Plaza Theatre. The five-day event will be presented by Chromatic Black in partnership with Steal The Sun Studios. The festival will also be accessible virtually from September 20 to 30, 2022. Badges are now on sale with a 50% discount.

The triple purpose of the MCHRFF is to educate and expand awareness of social justice issues, generate conversation and dialogue around civil and human rights, and inspire new, innovative and creative approaches to social change. Screenings of documentaries, features and shorts spark discussions on immigration, race, gender identity, politics, health care and law enforcement, and many more human rights and social justice issues.

“The Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival extends the College’s position as an institution founded on the principles of equality and social justice, providing filmmakers with a platform of distinction to present and discuss projects whose themes intersect at the intersection of art and activism, and also continue to provide a place for humans to learn, connect and celebrate being human first,” said Kara Walker, CEO of MCHRFF .

This year’s top selections include the following submissions:

The Missing Peace | Directed by Willie Moore Jr.

Willie Moore Jr., syndicated radio host, inspirational speaker and best-selling author, was adopted when he was three months old. After being rejected by his biological mother in 2009, Willie locates his entire biological family in 2020, only to find that the rejection, hurt, and betrayal he felt was all a misunderstanding. Willie found out about “The Missing Peace”, who was his biological family.

Fannie | Directed by Christine Swanson

“Fannie” is a compelling portrait of the groundbreaking testimony of human rights, voting and civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer before the Democratic National Convention’s Credentials Committee on August 22, 1964. Hamer was known as the ” modern America’s midwife Celebrate.”

Ahmad | Directed by Kors Vandiver & Dario M. Harris Sr.

In 1993, Ahmad, a six-year-old black boy, was killed by Jonathan, a neighboring white teenager. After being released from prison nearly six years later, Jonathan lands a job with Ahmad’s older brother, Pierre, who is still struggling with Ahmad’s murder.

Atlanta Common Good | Directed by Hal Jacobs

In 2008, while working on her Ph.D. at Georgia State University, Sarah Higinbotham wanted to teach literature in a Georgia prison while working on her doctorate. at Georgia State University. To her surprise, she discovered that no college education programs existed in Georgia prisons at the time.

Do not let go | Directed by Mel Orpen

When Sam and Reggie get engaged, their future looks bright – until a horrific car accident sends Reggie into a coma. Sam must confront Reggie’s homophobic mother to fight for a place at his hospital bedside before it’s too late.

Surviving Clotilde | Directed by Olivia Grillo and Kathryn Jamieson

In July 1860, the schooner “Clotilda” glided quietly through murky waters near Mobile, Ala. holding 110 Africans stolen from their homes and families, smuggled across the sea and illegally imported to be sold as slaves. “Surviving Clotilda” is the extraordinary story of the last slave ship to reach American shores: the brash captain who built it and sailed it, the wealthy white businessman whose bet set the plan in motion cruel, and the 110 men, women, and children. whose resilience turned horror into hope.

Perception | Directed by Harrison Chandler

A beautiful and uplifting story about generational racism in America, “Perception” follows the lives of single mother Anna Curtis and her young daughter Jessica Curtis as they move from a world filled with oppression and prejudice to a world brimming with cultural diversity.

Without land | Directed by Alam-Warqe Davidian & Kobi Davidian

Thirty years after “Operation Solomon”, which brought 15,000 Jews from Ethiopia to Israel in 22.5 hours and was presented as a magnificent military operation that only Israel could carry out, “With No Land” reveals the The other side of the coin, the one that is silenced and kept in the dark, is the potentially deadly actions of Ethiopian Jewish militants in Ethiopia, Israel and North America.

This year, the inauguration Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival Advisory Board was brought together to provide leadership for the continued growth and sustainability of the festival. Distinguished members include:

  • Abeni Bloodworth (co-chair), co-founder and narrative strategist, Chromatic Black
  • Adrienne Becker, CEO and co-founder of Level Forward
  • Joe Carlos ’04, Senior Director of Content Marketing Strategy, Morehouse College
  • Michael Carswell, Founder, Mathes Event Productions
  • Harrison Chandler, Chief Operating Officer, Steal The Sun Studios
  • Mavro Diamanti, Founder and Head of Story Development, Steal The Sun Studios
  • Chris Escobar, Executive Director, Atlanta Film Society
  • Angela Harmon (Co-Chair), Co-Founder and Narrative Strategist, Chromatic Black
  • Adell Henderson, Vice President, Media Content and Programming, Real Times Media
  • Jake Kelley, President, Steal The Sun Studios
  • David Mitchell, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Dry Powder Works
  • Kors Vandiver, Owner and CEO, Blue Angel Entertainment

For more information on the Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival, visit morehousehumanrightsfilmfestival.com.

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