Film on James Baldwin

Monday, August 2, 2010 - 7:30pm
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Monday August 2nd, 2010 7:30 PM

I Heard It Through the Grapevine
An Event Marking the 86th Anniversary of James Baldwin's Birth
Alexis Birdsong, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Ajamu Sankofa,, Rich Blint(Moderator)
Dick Fontanie| 85 minutes | 1982 | USA

This striking documentary charting the post-civil rights return of James Baldwin to cities of struggle in the South begins with a central question posed by the author: “What has happened to those people? What happened to this country? And what does this mean for the world?” Over the course of the film, Baldwin and the leaders he meets with (Sterling Brown, Hoyt Fuller, Amiri Baraka,
Chinua Achebe, and others) offer preliminary answers to these questions with great resonance for our time.

Alexa Birdsong, The new School Farah Jasmine Griffin, Columbia University Ajamu Sankofa, the Murphy Institute for Worker education and Labor Studies, CUNY Moderator: Rich Blint, New York University
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