Price of Liberty Film Series: Reparations Screening and Discussion
March 29 @ 7:00 pm
NJCH is proud to be a sponsor of the Montclair History Center’s The Price of Liberty film and discussion series.
This is the eighth year for the series, which focuses on issues related to race, segregation, integration, and Civil Rights. This year’s 2023 series explores reparations and social justice sought for African American and Asian communities in the films Free Renty (2021) by filmmaker David Grubin and Reparations (2021) by filmmaker Jon Osaki.
Reparations explores the four-century struggle to seek repair and atonement for slavery in the United States. Black and Asian Americans reflect on the legacy of slavery, the inequities that persists, and the critical role that solidarity between communities has in acknowledging and addressing systemic racism in America. This story is told by Black and Asian Americans who believe that our collective liberation can only be achieved by standing with one another. Reparations seeks to raise awareness of the Black reparations struggle and how vital it is to healing this country.
The film will be screened on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 pm at Montclair Film’s Cinema 505 at 505 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair. Screenings will be available as a hybrid event for online participation through Zoom and free to the public, no registration required. Screenings and discussion will be led by scholars Leslie Wilson, PhD and Khemani Gibson, PhD.