Date and Time
Apr 29, 2019 6:30 pm
Join us at Busboys and Poets Focus-In! Film Series: Cinema for a Conscious Community for a Screening and Discussion of the film 68.
The film is an exploration of the physical barriers that manifest as symbols of oppression for Black people in Washington DC. This ethnographic film highlights the perspectives from DC community activists, artists, educators, civil servants, business owners, and even some who refer to themselves as "gentrifiers." This film will leave your opinion forever changed about innocuous barriers.
"68" features music from The Culture God, Knox, and Alex Tha Lion. The artwork for "68" was done by Telvin Stuart, Arthur Perpall III, and Mikail Wright. The narration for 68 were provided by Morgan Edwards and edited by Marcus Long. "68" was written and directed by Kwame Edwards"
Panelists to include:
Jawara "Wale" Johnson, co-host of "Unfiltered the Podcast"
Keyonna Jones-Lindsay, Executive Director and Founder of the Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center
Kwame Edwards, Director of "68"
The discussion panel will be moderated by Jennifer Amo.
Jennifer Amo is a storyteller, comedian, actor and writer. She is a graduate of American University with a literature degree. It was in that space and that she learned the importance of having an inclusive narrative and the destructive trend when one is not present. During her 10 year stint in the military, she did a variety jobs but ended with photojournalism. In this field, she learned the intricacies in telling an individual story with the nuance and expertise needed to truly embody an individual’s perspective. Currently, she is a Jill of trade and trying to master all. She uses many mediums such as standup, writing and podcasts to chronicle the story of being a black woman in America. Her foray into standup started in 2016 and has currently ramped up to include the creation of a web series premiering in 2020. Her podcast, Black Adulting: Navigating the fine print, which she co-hosts with Subria Lapps aids in her mission to highlight and help underrepresented minorities. Finally, she strives every day to battle socioeconomic poverty and disenfranchisement that occurs at the intersection of class and racism.
Focus-In! Film Series: Cinema for a Conscious Community is a Busboys and Poets-produced monthly film series that screens films with a focus dedicated to social justice, peace, art, music, and/or community value.
Free and open to all!
Seating is first come first serve for this event. Full service provided.