Indie Lens Pop-Up is a media project that brings people together for film screenings and
community-driven conversations. The project, which features films seen on PBS's
Independent Lens, draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what
matters most - from newsworthy topics to family, relationships, and more.
JANUARY 2018 FEATURED FILM
I Am Not Your Negro
Thu, Jan. 11 @ 2pm
The African American Museum of Southern Illinois
(located inside the University Mall in Carbondale)
I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson. The film draws upon James Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.
2017-2018 FILM SCREENINGS
Tell Them We Are Rising
Sun, Feb. 11 at 2:30pm
Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically
black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the
course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity.
Stanley Nelson's film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and
the power of higher education to transform lives and
advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice. Learn more.
Sun, Mar. 25 at 2:30pm
With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt's Dolores tells the story of Dolores
Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder
of the first farm workers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor
justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. Learn more.
Photo: Dolores Huerta press conference-1975.
Credit: Walter P.
Reuther Library Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs Wayne State University.