Strong Island

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Showings

Home Viewing Sun, Jul 19, 2020
Ticket Prices
General Public:FREE
Student:$10.00
Film Info
Program:MSPIFF Encore
We the People: Required Watching
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Documentary
History
Social Justice
Human Rights
Culture & Society
Release Year:2017
Runtime:107 min
Country/Region:USA
Festivals & Awards:Academy Awards - Best Documentary Feature; Sundance Film Festival - Special Jury Prize Documentary S
Language:English
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Netflix
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h64qugj_iDg
Cast/Crew
Director:Yance Ford
Executive Producer:Danny Glover
Susan Rockefeller
Bertha Foundation
Michel Merkt
Laura Poitras
Producer:Yance Ford
Joslyn Barnes
Cinematographer:Alan Jacobsen
Editor:Janus Billeskov Jansen
Composer:Hildur Guðnadóttir
Craig Sutherland

Description

MSP Film Society presents Yance Ford's Strong Island special FREE screening and discussion. This event is part of the MSP Film Society's programming initiative, We the People: Required Watching, designed to spark conversation around current events and issues of social impact affecting our community, country and world. This series is generously supported by the George Family Foundation and KNOCK, Inc. All We the People online discussions are generously supported by Kelly and Mike Palmer.

Screening: Watch the documentary for FREE by clicking the embedded YouTube video below.

Conversation: Monday, July 20 at 7:00pm. Registration is FREE. MSP Film Programmer Craig Laurence Rice in conversation with Director Yance Ford.

REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM CONVERSATION - July 20 at 7:00pm
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About the Film

Strong Island chronicles the arc of a family across history, geography and tragedy - from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; from the presumed safety of middle class suburbs, to the maelstrom of an unexpected, violent death. It is the story of the Ford family: Barbara Dunmore, William Ford and their three children and how their lives were shaped by the enduring shadow of race in America. A deeply intimate and meditative film, Strong Island asks what one can do when the grief of loss is entwined with historical injustice, and how one grapples with the complicity of silence, which can bind a family in an imitation of life, and a nation with a false sense of justice.


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