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BlackStar Film Festival 2020 Panel Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 4 PM – 5 PM EDT Hosted by BlackStar Film Festival This dialogue crystalizes the present transformative moment and features the dynamic perspectives and voices of an all femme-under-30 panel made up of fellows from the NeXt Doc Collective. In this panel, participants will discuss what it means to be a young documentary filmmaker of color right now, their praxis, and visions for a bold, new, radically inclusive, documentary landscape. Nothing about us, without us, is for us! Panelists: Brit Hensel, cai thomas, Courtney Staton, Lan Nguyen Moderator: Darian Henry This panel is free and open to the public. It will stream live on August 20th with closed captioning from BlackStar Film Festival's web page as well as BlackStar’s YouTube and Facebook Live channels. https://www.facebook.com/events/1013076759123380
"Big Charity: The Death of America's Oldest Hospital" An ADF Home Cinema interactive event About the film: Founded as a hospital for the poor, Charity Hospital began in 1736 as just a small cottage built on the goodwill of a dying French merchant. Operated by nuns of The Daughters of Charity and serving the city of New Orleans for close to 300 years, it gradually transformed into an enormous public institution - into Big Charity - and a longstanding symbol of compassion, a seemingly eternal place of safety and a beacon of hope in the community. Today the towering art deco building, closed abruptly after Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005, stands empty, and the community continues to suffer the devastating consequences of its absence. This documentary film includes never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews to tell the story of Charity Hospital, from its roots to its controversial closing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. http://www.bigcharityfilm.com Here is how this works You watch the film at home. We will have a special day set aside to discuss it. This event will be updated if the directors decide to join us. The film can be rented here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpvcTFROm6o&feature=youtu.be We will email the details for the Zoom meeting closer to the event date.