For Immediate Release:
BronzeLens 2017 final pre-festival summer documentary series screening is Born in the Struggle, a film that explores the personal accounts of children born to 1960s and 70s radical activists, including the Honorable Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of the City of Newark, among others. The film examines their reflections and ruminations on their childhood, the influences of their parents, and how the activism of their parents affected their life. Other notable subjects include Tupac Shakur, Ayanna Gregory, Fred Hampton Jr., Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Dave Chappelle. After the screening will be a talkback and Q&A with director Kamasi Hill, Ph.D. For tickets visit http://bit.ly/2sUSY29BIS or come to the Midtown Arts Cinema box office.
Born in The Struggle screening and Q&A with director Kamasi Hill, Ph.D.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Midtown Arts Cinema
31 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
About the BronzeLens Film Festival
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved BronzeLens as a qualifying festival for the Short Film Awards category. The short film that receives the BronzeLens Best Short Award may now be eligible to enter the Academy’s Short Subject competition for the concurrent season. BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia, is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009, that is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. Its mission is two-fold: to promote Atlanta as the new film mecca for people of color, and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers. For more information regarding the BronzeLens Film Festival, please visit www.bronzelens.com
Since its inception, BronzeLens has provided a platform to showcase the work of some of the world’s most talented independent filmmakers. Ava DuVernay (Queen Sugar, I Will Follow, Middle of Nowhere, SELMA), Abderrahmane Sissako (TIMBUKTU), Issa Rae (Insecure,The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl), Deborah Riley Draper (Olympic Pride American Prejudice, Versailles’73), Nefertiti Nguvu (In The Morning), Russ Parr (Ringside, 35 and Ticking, Hear No Evil), S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell Metcalf (The Contradictions of Fair Hope), Chris Eska (The Retrieval), Mahmet-Saleh Haroun (Bye Bye Africa, Grisgris, Screaming Man), are among distinguished BLFF alumni.