DECEMBER 15, 2021 | 5pm
ABOUT THE SHOW
Who We Are: A Chronicle of Race in America
Interweaving lecture, personal anecdotes, interviews, and shocking revelations, criminal defense and civil rights lawyer Jeffery Robinson draws a stark timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States, from slavery to the modern myth of a post-racial America.
The screening will be followed by a post-screening conversation with director, writer, directors Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler, featured cast and writer Jeffery Robinson. Moderated by Arizona State University Associate Professors C. A. Griffith (Sidney Poitier New American Film School) and H. L. T. Quan (School of Social Transformation)
Short Film Pairing:
Augustus (Dir. Jon Alston), 17 Min/USA) - Augustus, a literate, escaped slave masquerading as a free man in Massachusetts just prior to the Civil War, experiences nightmares of his son's death and a future America that resembles the struggles of his own time. Augustus soon realizes the horrors of slavery and racial inequality will only continue if he remains complicit. He's left with one choice: speak out or risk his freedom.
This screening of Who We Are: A Chronicle of Race in America is part of the Film at LACMA Black Joy and Resilience Film Series in conjunction with the Obama Portraits/ Black American Portraits exhibitions at LACMA presented in partnership with ASU Film Spark, the Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and NewFilmmakers LA.
RSVPs will close two hours prior to showtime. Viewing instructions will be sent to the provided email just prior to the scheduled start time. This film is not yet in theaters and as such additional security measures are in place. This screening will be available from 5pm Wednesday, December 15 to 5pm Thursday, December 16 and only to viewers in California. Capacity is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.