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WCU Showing of Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory
September 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
There will be a free screening of the controversial documentary film, Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory, on Sept. 9, Wednesday [6 PM], at the Western Carolina University Center Theater. This screening will be followed by a discussion on the “Civics of Justice”, facilitated by Darlene Azarmi with Democracy-NC, a non-partisan voting rights organization based in Durham, NC.
The nearly hour-long film, co-produced and directed by independent film makers, Katina Parker and Orlando de Guzman, opens with a look at street protests in Ferguson after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in August, 2014.
However the film goes deeper and examines “institutionalized racism” in St. Louis County: including debtors prisons and a justice system that discriminates against the black community. As of December, 2014, the Ferguson Police Department had arrest warrants for 16,000 citizens, primarily for parking and traffic violations.
The screening of this film is sponsored by WCU’s Intercultural Affairs, Democracy-NC, and the Jackson Co. NAACP Chapter.
A trailer for the movie can be found here.