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Sunday Shorts - Incarceration - 120 YEARS, A CIVIL WAR: FOR THE SOUL OF BLACK AMERICA and EDGE OF DAYBREAK
Dwyer Cultural Center
New York, NY
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May 19, 2019 7:30 PM



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Sunday Shorts - Incarceration - 120 YEARS, A CIVIL WAR: FOR THE SOUL OF BLACK AMERICA and EDGE OF DAYBREAK
120 YEARS                                                                    
New York Premiere
Directors: Lukas Cox, Matt Nadell
Country: USA, Running Time: 37 min
120 Years tells the story of Scott Lewis, a citizen of New Haven, Connecticut who was sentenced to life in prison for a crime he never committed. Over the course of two decades, Lewis built his case from behind bars, poring over legal texts, writing to attorneys, and holding out hope that one day he might walk free. This story traces the ramifications of his wrongful conviction on a family that lost 20 precious years together, on a community shaken by corruption, and on an exonerated man desperately making up for lost time. Through the lens of Scott Lewis' story, 120 Years offers a glimpse into the lives of the individuals our criminal justice system leaves behindand the extraordinary fight it takes to reverse their fates.



A CIVIL WAR: FOR THE SOUL OF BLACK AMERICA
Director: Khinmay Lwin van der Mee
Country: USA, Running Time: 23 min
Respectability politics invades the African American community. A civil divide underlies those who believe respectable "social values" are more defining of social ills than systemic racism. In solidarity with the marginalized, USC Law Professor Jody David Armour grew a large afro to illustrate a point against the politics of respectability. His social achievements did not deter LAPD from handcuffing and holding him at gunpoint in front of his home, nor did it prevent him from being targeted as homeless and almost ejected from the JW Marriot Hotel lobby in downtown Los Angeles.
His 1997 book, Negrophobia & Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America, details the Black Tax all African Americans must pay. Over twenty years later, that tax still plagues Black America.


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EDGE OF DAYBREAK
New York Premiere
Director: Alix Lambert
Country: USA, Running Time: 10 min
The re-release of an acclaimed soul album made in prison in 1979 and the men who made it - one of whom ended up buying the record store that used to send music to him in jail.

Followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers

Location

Dwyer Cultural Center (View)
258 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10027
United States


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None

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Owner: Harlem International Film Festival
On BPT Since: Apr 18, 2017
 
Harlem International Film Festival
info@harlemfilmfestival.org
harlemfilmfestival.org
 


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