Avalon Theatre presents...Soundtrack For A Revolution

Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:30am
Location: 
THEARC Theater
Avalon Theatre presents...Soundtrack For A Revolution

A free program for 6th-12th grades, Cinema Classroom at the Avalon engages students in critical issues through screenings and expert-guided discussions.

The 2016-17 program includes five outstanding films sharing inspirational stories of individuals from around the world whose powerful actions have advanced human rights and social justice.

SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music—the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. The freedom songs evolved from slave chants, from the labor movement, and especially from the black church. The music enabled blacks to sing words they could not say, and it was crucial in helping the protesters as they faced down brutal aggression with dignity and non-violence. The film features new performances of the freedom songs by top artists, riveting archival footage and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders. Documentary. Running time: 82 min.

 

Subject: 
Education
Age: 
Early childhood
Age: 
Youth
Age: 
Adult
Age: 
Senior
Cost: 
Free