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Black Cinema Film Series : Ethnic Notions

By MPL Staff on Feb 11, 2014 12:25 PM
Marked at time sensitive after Jul 1st, 2017

BlackCinema.png Ethnic Notions looks at the portrayal of African Americans in American pop culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This Emmy award-winning documentary takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing the evolution of the deeply rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice. Ethnic Notions was directed by Marlon Riggs, who, in addition to being a filmmaker, was also a poet, an educator and an activist. Ethnic Notions is being shown as a part of the Black Cinema Film Series. In collaboration with Blk-Art, History & Culture, the Washington Park Library will present award-winning documentaries highlighting African American history and achievement throughout the year. Screenings will be presented with discussion sessions and are free and open to the public. WHEN: Wednesday, February 19th at 6pm WHERE: Washington Park Library, 2121 N Sherman Blvd



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