CNN Presents Film and Social Justice


CNN Dialogues presents
Film and Social Justice: An Ongoing Conversation
Thursday, April 16, 2015
7:00–8:30 p.m.

Center for Civil and Human Rights
100 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard
Atlanta, GA

Since the beginning of motion pictures, documentary filmmakers have had interest in making films rooted in social justice causes. Viewers become participants in this ongoing conversation.

Film and Social Justice: An Ongoing Conversation is presented by CNN, Emory University, and the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The event will offer panelists and audience members the opportunity to discuss whether the film industry has a responsibility to intentionally support the opening of doors for people of color. And, as a secondary question, should there be an expectation for film-goers to call for more films that give people of color, and others who may be marginalized, a more prominent voice and platform?

Guest panelists will include Matthew H. Bernstein, professor and chair of the Department of Film and Media Studies at Emory University; Sacha Jenkins, American television producer, filmmaker, writer, musician, artist, curator, and chronicler of hip-hop, graffiti, punk, and metal cultures; and Rick Najera, nationally acclaimed speaker and award-winning writer-performer-director-producer and author with credits in film, television, theater and Broadway. The discussion will be moderated by CNN weekend anchor Fredricka Whitfield.

The discussion is open to the public, but tickets are required. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.