This program is part of our Black Stories: Two Cities series.
I AM SOMEBODY
Director: Madeline Anderson
A groundbreaking documentary about a successful 1969 union strike led by Black hospital workers that Civil Rights leader Fannie Lou Hammer hailed as “of decisive importance to all of us.” Exceptional in its clear-eyed depiction of class struggle, women’s experiences, and the financial disparities and racial inequities often concealed by Charleston’s tourism industry.
1970. USA. 30 min. NR
BRICK BY BRICK
Director: Shirikiana Aina
A striking portrait of gentrification in 1970s Washington D.C. that allows residents to speak for themselves about their changing neighborhoods. Inspired by revolutionary movements worldwide, subjects discuss the global struggle against displacement and community efforts to retain property and power.
1982. USA. 33 min. NR