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Our 100 Days TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES USA | 2017 | 85 MIN

DIR: STANLEY NELSON; PRD: STANLEY NELSON, MARCO WILLIAMS, CYNDEE READDEAN, STACEY L. HOLMAN; WRI: STANLEY NELSON, MARCIA SMITH; DP: ANTONIO ROSSI; ED: K. A. MIILLE

Tell Them We Are Rising is the story of how education provides a gateway to empowerment. Including in its scope the embargos on knowledge enforced during slavery, student-led Civil Rights Protests of the 60s, and the Historically Black Colleges of present day, a portrait of perseverance and determination is given light within a narrative that so often ignores black history. Archival footage and interviews with former students and historians lends richness to discussions of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois, and incidents at Southern University—incidents that resonate today. Though the struggle for equality continues, the work of HBCUs has brought us far, and with grace and strength we are still rising. -AL Filmmaker scheduled to attend.

MON OCT 16 | 8:00PM | ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS Community Partner: NOW, LOVE

“OUR 100 DAYS”

Created through a collaboration between Firelight Media and Field of Vision, this collection explores threats to U.S. democracy and its most vulnerable communities in the current highly polarized political climate.

AN ACT OF WORSHIP

USA | 2017 | 10 MIN | DIR: NAUSHEEN DADABHOY & SOFIAN KHAN

Upon the announcement of Trump’s travel ban executive order, the Council for American-Islamic Relations springs into action.

AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

USA | 2017 | 11 MIN | DIR: CHELSEA HERNANDEZ & ILIANA SOSA

In Texas, two expectant mothers, one undocumented and one US citizen contend with ICE raids and mounting hostility towards immigrants.

HERE I’LL STAY

MON OCT 16 | 6:15PM | THE ADVOCATE Presenting Sponsor:

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USA | 2017 | 11 MIN | DIR: LORENA MANRÍQUEZ & MARLENE MCCURTIS

Community Partner: Karlaro Media

In Mississippi, activists confront local lawmakers. Among them is 13-yearold Yizel, whose parents are undocumented immigrants from Mexico.

PICKET LINE

USA | 2017 | 10 MIN | DIR: CECILIA ALDARONDO

In upstate New York, workers at a chemical factory—mostly Trump supporters—have been striking for over 100 days.

WORLD PREMIERE

STATE OF OREGON

USA | 2017 | 10 MIN | DIR: ADELE FREE PHAM

This film aims to shed light on the fatal encounter that ended Larnell Bruce’s life—while unpacking Oregon’s fraught racial history.

AMERICAN CARNAGE

Community Partner: Karlaro Media

USA | 2017 | 16 MIN | DIR: FARIHAH ZAMAN & JEFF REICHERT

A look at how Stephen Bannon’s movies provided a training ground for tactics later seen in Breitbart and the Trump campaign.

GAVIN GRIMM

THE ORGANIZER

USA | 2017 | 19 MIN | DIR: NADIA HALLGREN

USA, CANADA, HONDURAS, INDIA, UK | 2017 | 101 MIN DIR: NICK TAYLOR; PRD: JOEY CAREY; WRI: NICK TAYLOR; DP: JOEY CAREY; ED: NICK TAYLOR

How do you remember ACORN? Does the name evoke local marches, the legislative battles for social justice, or the headlines accusing members of supporting prostitution rings? Regardless, the memory of ACORN remains in the public consciousness and helps inform our perception of politics today. At the center of this influential organization is Wade Rathke, a youthful redheaded Mississippi intellectual who, with the skill and charisma of a startup founder was able to create an international movement to empower low-income communities. Using archival footage and extensive interviews with past and present members, The Organizer presents the rise and fall of an organization that represented the democratic ideals of an entire demographic. -LA

THURS OCT 12 | 7:30PM | PRYTANIA THEATER MON OCT 16 | 11:OOAM | ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS Community Partners:

Fair Grinds Coffeehouse Local 100 United Labor Unions

“THE MAGNIFYING GLASS”

Made by Louisiana-based filmmakers and funded by Artless Media, these three rapid-response short docs speak to social injustices within the communities of the filmmakers who made them.

THE FIRE NEXT TIME

USA | 2017 | 5 MIN | DIR: JONATHAN ISAAC JACKSON

WORLD PREMIERE

Following a brutal French Quarter attack that made national headlines, community leaders talk about the causes of NOLA’s crime.

REQUIEM FOR TYRIN

WORLD PREMIERE

USA | 2017 | 3 MIN | DIR: PATRICK JACKSON & DANEETA LORETTA JACKSON

Through a series of letters about a murdered teenage boy in New Orleans, this film asks why black lives matter so little in the Deep South.

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Gavin Grimm, a teenager from rural Virginia, becomes the unlikely plaintiff in the first transgender civil rights case heard by the Supreme Court.

ACORN International WAMF-LP 90.3 New Orleans

SEE SMITTY

USA | 2017 | 5 MIN | DIR: MARCUS BROWN

WORLD PREMIERE

The story of a young man in New Orleans whose life was changed one night after an altercation in the French Quarter left a tourist paralyzed.

28th New Orleans Film Festival  

2017

28th New Orleans Film Festival  

2017