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Black Maria Film Festival

Location: 
Prairie Theater
Cost: 
Free
Contact: 
920-929-1100
Dates: 
Thu, Apr 6, 2017, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Description 

The Black Maria Film Festival’s 36th anniversary tour. This is the only venue in Wisconsin on the 2017 tour.
Two Dates - April 6 and 20. These events are sponsored by the UW-Fond du Lac Fine Arts and Lecture Committee.

On Apr. 6, the screening will include documentaries, experimental, animation and narrative films. The focus is on short films that address issues and struggles within contemporary society such as the environment; public health; race and class; family; sustainability and much more.

On Apr. 20, the program features “The Land Beneath Our Feet,” a powerful documentary film produced and directed by Gregg Mitman and Sarita Siegel, with associate producer Jojin Van Winkle of UW-Madison. Emmanuel Urey, the Liberian man centrally featured in the film, and Van Winkle, will be present to talk about the film and lead a question and answer period.

The film weaves together rare archival footage from a 1926 Harvard expedition to Liberia, with the journey of Urey, a former refugee from Liberia’s second civil war. Today, Urey is pursuing a doctoral degree in the United States, while helping to advance land reforms in Liberia.