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February 23, 2014

Black history through film

Health Center holding inaugural film festival

ANDERSON -- Black History Month will come to a close with the Madison County Community Health Center’s first film festival.

The Health Center will show three PBS documentaries over three days, with a panel discussion following each film.

Viewers will see “Slavery by Another Name,” “Eyes on the Prize” and “The Power Broker” on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, respectively.

The Health Center conducted a focus group and decided showing the movies would add to the culture of Anderson, said Anthony Malone, president and chief executive officer.

“We hope what it would do is No. 1: give an educational insight to all attendees about the rich heritage, as well as the suffering the blacks have endured in building this country and why they should not feel entitled to, but earned a right to a piece of the American pie,” he said. “We want it to be an educational experience in an entertainment venue, and an event to remember the progress made in this community.”

The festival will kick off Thursday with a black tie reception before showing “Slavery by Another Name,” a film that challenges most Americans’ belief that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. It was shown at the 2012 Sundance Festival and is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book.

On Friday, “Eyes on the Prize” will show how people, organizations and the press affected the civil rights movement from the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1954 to 1985.

The Black History Film Festival will conclude Sunday with “The Power Broker,” a documentary about the little-known role Whitney Young Jr. played in the civil rights movement.

Malone said the films were chosen based on their political, economic and social impacts, as well as their various talking points for the panel discussions. The films are thought-provoking and give insight into the growth of African Americans in the United States, he said.

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