Online Film Screening: Wednesday September 23rd 6.30pm
Discussion: approx. 7.40pm
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The unflinching 1968 documentary film which confronts the interlocking of RACISM & WAR, among a plethora of other injustices that remain urgently contemporary.
The film will be followed by a discussion with Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies, Dr Françoise Hamlin, hosted by Les Robinson, Brown War Watch Co-President and PhD Candidate in History.
NVECMN follows 400,000 protesters along their march from Harlem to the United Nations building as part of the Spring Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam’s April 15, 1967, New York City march. Interwoven through the protest footage is an intimate interview with Black Vietnam war veterans that provides a radical perspective on the plight of returning Black G.I.s – disproportionately sent to fight the war overseas, returning home to a “Thank You” of continued racial and economic discrimination.
Director David L. Weiss’ use of verité results in an electrifying portrait of Black anti-war protesters and veterans as they speak out about social protest, life in Harlem, and the connections between racism and war. The film captures the inextricable link between Black liberation and the anti-Vietnam war movement.The event is co-sponsored by the Departments of History and American Studies.