TAKIN' IT TO THE SCREEN!!!
The Social Cinema Project - A new movement in the promotion of social justice, civil rights and awareness with a focus on change – we need your help!
We are living in anxious, often frightening times. There is a newfound toxic blend of racism, hyper masculinity, and violence that has taken the lives of too many black men, women, and people of color in the U.S. What will it take to heal racial divisions and transform the U.S, justice system?The Social Cinema Project wants to motivate change in policy and the justice system. Having honest conversations about change is paramount.
We will showcase stories from filmmakers that aren’t afraid to tell stories that make some people uncomfortable and get right to the heart of the issue.
In an effort to further educate and inform, the Social Cinema Project will screen short and long form films that focus on the Black Lives Matter movement and explore important contemporary social topics from critical perspectives. After each screening, there will be a discussion of the issues explored in the films.
Using 21st Century media to influence public policy
Stop - by: Reinaldo Green
A Brooklyn high schooler finds his bright future on the line when his walk home from baseball practice runs head-to-head with the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy.
See You Yesterday - by: Stefon Bristol
Two Brooklyn teenage prodigies - determined to outwit fate and role-play as God - build make-shift time machines to save CJ's brother, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.
Protect and Serve - by: Thomas Stewart
A father willing to die a martyr than be marginalized, when faced with police brutality.
LaZercism - by: Shaka King
A comedy short that explores “racial glaucoma,” a disease affecting white people’s inability to see people of color and their contributions.
2 Fists Up - by: Spike Lee
Spike Lee's documentary 2 Fists Up looks at student demonstrations held at the University of Missouri in 2015, and how the Black Lives Matter movement and the school's proximity to Ferguson inspired a group of young activists to lead a protest against systemic racism and ongoing cases of discrimination on campus. It focuses on the women organizers behind the protests against racial discrimination, which only gained national media attention after the school's football team got involved.
To have the most impact on the community and ensure maximum accessibility, this presentation will be free to the public.
* The funds donated through this campaign will be used for film and venue rates and travel and production costs.
First stop: The 47th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)
September 20 – 24, 2017
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Second stop: Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles
Next steps: Workshops for young filmmakers with a passion for putting social issues in front of a lens.
Hosted by: MOBB United for Social Change
Moms of Black Boys (MOBB) United, Inc. and MOBB United for Social Change, Inc. (MUSC) are sister organizations that are dedicated to positively influencing how Black boys and men are perceived and treated by law enforcement and in society. MOBB United is a nationwide coalition of concerned moms of Black sons who represent every race, age, socioeconomic background, marital status and education level. What we share is unconditional love for our Black sons, and we want others to see them through our proud eyes.
Presented by: Ralph Scott, Founder and Owner of the Social Cinema Project
A pioneer in the promotion and support of African-American filmmaking
The Social Cinema Project - Changing lives one film at a time
- Mimi Machado-Luces
- Maya Washington
- Lois Cunningham-Spotts
- Tarry Asha
- Sheila Booker
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