All panel discussions, with the exception of Interfaith Dialogue on Sept. 23, are free. For Interfaith Dialogue, a ticket to the preceding screening of “Take Me Home” is required.
WHAT IS PEACE?
- Wednesday, September 18, 4pm, SunTrust Auditorium, Crummer Building, Rollins College. FREE, no ticket required
As the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht approaches, our panel encourages converations about respect and diversity in our society, and about empowering our community to speak out against injustice. Join Rev. Bryan Fulwider, Imam Muhammed Musri and other faith leaders in a discussion around the theme of “Never Again.”
PEACE PITCH – DEVELOPING AN IMPACT CAMPAIGN FOR YOUR FILM
- Thursday, September 19, 4pm, SunTrust Auditorium, Crummer Building, Rollins College. FREE, no ticket required
Steve Michelson, President & Executive Director of Specialty Studios, leads a discussion of Impact and Outreach campaigns for issue-oriented documentaries. Specialty Studios, located in Northern California, is a fully integrated media and content studio harnessing the power of socially conscious media to touch hearts, engage minds, and inspire action. They partner with producers to build powerful campaigns that get audiences actively involved in creating solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
MAKING FILMS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
- Friday, September 20, 4pm, SunTrust Auditorium, Crummer Building, Rollins College. FREE, no ticket required
Hear from filmmakers whose films are being screened in the Festival. They will discuss the special challenges and the commitment it takes to make issue-oriented films, often telling stories that are outside of the mainstream.
ISSUES FORUM – RACE & CLASS IN TODAY’S AMERICA
- Saturday, September 21, 11am – 1pm, SunTrust Auditorium, Crummer Building, Rollins College. FREE, no ticket required
Join an esteemed panel of local leaders for a discussion on Fifty Years Later: How Far Have We Come Since the March on Washington? With our first black president entering his second term of office, we take a look back at the progress made in U.S. civil rights/ race relations since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech from the Lincoln Memorial steps. How far are we from achieving his dream of freedom and justice for every American? The panelists will consider the implications of recent policies and rulings – the handling of the Trayvon Martin case, the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a portion of the Voting Rights Act, the controversy surrounding the NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk policy – on U.S. civil rights. And they look at the historical feelings of alienation and disempowerment that persist within U.S. (minority/ black) communities as a result of such policies and practices. Then we ask: how might this legacy be addressed and overcome?
- Sunday, September 22, 7pm, 330 Winter Park Plaza, 330 W. Fairbanks Avenue
Following the screening of “Take Me Home” at 5:30pm, a panel of leaders from different faiths will discuss the issues raised in the film. Ticket for the film required.