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by Gabriela Fullon

 

The FMFP Conference is a re-energizing space for many and while it takes a lot of work to put together, seeing people from across the country connect, celebrate and breathe together is well worth it.

In New York City, our activist community is constantly pulsing and pushing at an oftentimes relentless pace and we wanted to bring folks together to pause, prepare and connect through a film night that would touch upon some of the major topics being addressed at #FMFP2017:

  • Water is Life
  • Intersections of Racism and Ableism
  • Radical Healing

It was a wonderful screening and discussion of the films and we wanted to share the curated films and our matching curriculum with everyone, in preparation for FMFP in Baltimore.  

What I Learned To Be True is a beautiful piece by Elizabeth Acevedo about how she processed the recent election:

Youth Violence -Choose Life is a powerful piece highlighting the contrasts between life and death for young people in Baltimore.

Mni Wiconi: The Stand at Standing Rock is a visually stunning intro to some of the basics behind #NODAPL and the fight at Standing Rock.  

Nubuke is a moving story and a winner of the Benpaali Young Filmmaker’s Festival in Accra, Ghana.  

Deported is a five-part documentary series following the global movement to end deportation of Cambodian refugees from the United States.  

Episode I of the series, A Grassroots Movement, focuses on the work of advocates and organizers here in the United States.  

Episode IV of Deported. Beyond the United States, follows the experiences of organizers in Cambodia who have been deported from the United States.

Our last film, Keep Ya Head Up, is a student produced piece about profiling and harassment specifically of Muslim and Black communities, from our friends at the Global Action Project, who will be at Baltimore this July!  

In addition to the fantastic films shown, Dr. Susan Wilcox compiled a wonderful Fighting For Our Lives Film Night Curriculum that we wanted to share as well.  

We hope you’ll enjoy this mine of creativity from the different communities that will  be represented at #FMFP2017 and we encourage you to share the films and curriculum with your people!  See you in Baltimore!

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