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Black Lives Matter. Buy these revolutionary films and support a cause.

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The Media Arts Center San Diego is committed to creating equitable and engaged communities where underserved voices are heard through the power of media arts. Recent racist acts of violence against Black individuals have ushered in a time of sincere self-reflection within our organization. Coupled with the grief and pain we feel, we find ourselves contemplating: How are we supposed to create “equity” and “engagement” when Black communities are under constant attack? As our team grapples with this question, we want to affirm the following: WE STAND in solidarity with the Black community and the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as other POC communities, WE CONDEMN any act of violence carried out by the police against Black individuals, WE DEMAND justice for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless others who have lost their lives due to merciless police brutality, and WE SUPPORT the local organizers and peaceful protestors who have rallied and will rally against police brutality and racism.

 

We are partnering with Magnolia Pictures to bring you 3 essential documentaries for purchase at a low price. You will own virtual copies of these documentaries and we will be donating our share of the profits to the DeDe McClure Community Bail Fund.

 

You can buy each one for $6.99 or all three for $15.00. Reminder, these are virtual copies of the films.

 

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

BUY – $6.99  

 

WHOSE STREETS?

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.

BUY – $6.99  

 

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM

An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to ʼ70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room — Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University. Featuring interviews with Hilton Als, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez and Oprah Winfrey, who turned Morrison’s novel “Beloved” into a feature film.

BUY – $6.99  

 

BUY ALL THREE:

BUNDLE – $15.00  

 

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