(Above: Activists protesting in ‘Crime + Punishment,’ courtesy FanForce TV)
FanForce TV’s RISE Film Festival will stream seven documentaries focused on “Racial Injustice, Social Equality” starting tomorrow, August 20, through Thursday, August 27, with encores from August 27 to August 31. A live-streamed Q&A will follow each film.
Filmed for nearly a decade in North Philadelphia, this 2017 portrait of Christopher “Quest’ Rainey, his wife Christine’a (aka “Ma Quest”), and their family had its TV debut on PBS’ POV. Rainey and producer Sabrina Schmidt Gordon will participate in the Q&A.
Director Stephen Maing will be one of the Q&A panelists discussing his 2018 Hulu film about illegal practices in the New York Police Department
A 2017 portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her one-woman autobiographical show about two 12-year-olds, also titled Bronx Gothic
A 2017 film about seven St. Louis students who start advocating for political change after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, MO. The Q&A will include director Dan Parris and one of the students, Karina Arango.
Director Julia Ivanova will be one of the Q&A panelists discussing her 2011 film about the racism faced by 16 black orphans being raised by one Ukrainian foster mother
This 2019 film explores the history of Atlanta’s FTP Movement and how it mobilizes against social injustice and oppression.
This 2017 film explores how science could solve racism, with host/narrator Yassmin Abdel-Magied and four volunteers undergoing a battery of scientific tests. “And you the viewer can test yourself.”
Individual films cost $10, with an all-access pass available for $40.
FanForce TV will donate a portion of each ticket purchase to the “Let’s Fight Racism” campaign of the United Nations Association of Australia New South Wales Division.
For more on the festival, visit fanforcetv.com/categories/risefilmfestival2020
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