THE SUNFLOWER COUNTY FREEDOM PROJECT feature doc with RETURN
TUESDAY, APRIL 16
4:00 p.m. Short film & feature documentary program
RETURN (USA, 2012; 10 min.) Directed by Wes Fisher. Seattle premiere.
A young veteran returns from Iraq to his lower income, inner city community and finds difficulty re-adjusting to life back home, while internalizing the guilt he feels as a result of leaving his buddies at war.
THE SUNFLOWER COUNTY FREEDOM PROJECT (USA, 2012. 1 hr. 15 min.) Directed by Carmen Scott. Seattle premiere.
'The Sunflower County Freedom Project' is a documentary feature film about the after-school program by the same name and its impact in Sunflower County, Mississippi. Modeled after the Freedom Schools of the 1960s, SCFP seeks to reverse the county's history of educational inferiority and help its residents gain the freedom not yet gained: education. The film reveals the challenges of an area still crippled by a legacy of slavery, sharecropping and segregation and how they are manifested in Sunflower County's still segregated public education system.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (View)
104 17th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98144
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