SANKOFA x LSUA FILM SCREENING
13TH + MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
Directed by Ava Duvernay
Join the Sankofa Cultural Collective x LSUA (International & Multicultural Affairs Committee) next Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6p.m.-8p.m. at the Oaks (LSUA Residence Hall) for the screening of “13th” and “Middle of Nowhere”, directed by Ava Duverney in honor of Black & Women’s History Months. This event is free and open to the public.
13th is a 2016 American documentary by Ava Duvernay. The film explores the “intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States,” it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime.
MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
Written and directed by Ava DuVernay, who won the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Best Director Award for her work, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE chronicles a woman’s separation from her incarcerated husband and the journey to maintain her marriage and her identity amidst crisis and chaos. Winner of the 2013 Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award.
Sankofa Cultural Collective
Our mission is to promote, preserve, and encourage the visual, performance and cultural arts and heritage of the African Diaspora community through educational, arts-based programs and cultural activities in the Greater Alexandria. For more information, please visit: SankofaCC.org