From the organizers:
“Uniontown” weaves together the untold narratives of local heroes in Uniontown, Alabama, a long-silenced southern city continuously polluted with industrial waste and environmental racism. Driven by the story of Esther Calhoun, a community leader and president of the Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice, the film is an intimate look at the lives of modern day environmental justice warriors determined to clean up their town and preserve what’s left of their natural resources, in the midst of a high stakes local election.
After the screening there will be a moderated Q&A with Jones and members of Black Belt Citizens facilitated by teaching artist Salaam Green.
“Uniontown” opens the Coleman Center for the Art’s new screening series which will be held once a month on Friday evenings. The series will feature the work of six Alabama or regional filmmakers in our newly renovated Pop Start facility. The screening series is open to the public and free of charge including refreshments (popcorn, bottled water). Whenever possible the filmmakers will be present for post-screening talk backs and workshops.
Upcoming films include “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” and “The Send Off,” set in the Florida Everglades.
There will be a second screening of “Uniontown” hosted by the Black Belt Citizens for Health and Justice on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 21, 2019 at Quinn Chapel AME Church (394 Washington St.), from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. There will be refreshments, education, and fellowship. Please text Black Belt Citizens Coordinator to RSVP and/or ask questions at 205-847-0835.
For more information please contact the Coleman Center at [email protected] or (205) 392-2005.
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