Two Documentary Shorts Look at Black Culture & History

Thu 2/20 @ 7-9PM

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival Encore Series features re-screenings of films that proved popular at the October festival.

It’s celebrating Black History Month by showing a couple of docs that deal with different aspects of black culture. The Infamous Future, which won the festival’s Social Awareness Award last fall, visits Eagle Academy for Young Men, an all-boys 6-12 public school with locations in the Bronx and Harlem that focuses on helping inner-city boys succeed academically and as community leaders.

The other film is locally focused. In Station Hope: A Conversation, filmmaker Simone Barros looks at how the story of the pre-Civil War Underground Railroad and how Cleveland’s role in it fueled the annual Station Hope arts and culture event in Ohio City (taking place May 2 this year).

The films will be followed by a discussion with local organizations that work in areas addressed by the films. It takes place at Federated Church’s Fellowship Hall in Chagrin Falls. Tickets are $12.


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