Richmond International Film Festival
Place: Virginia Historical Society, Robins Family Forum
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time: Doors open at 12:30 and program starts at 1:00 p.m.
Cost: You may purchase tickets at http://themixshorts.com/home.html .
Event Website: http://themixshorts.com/home.html
Description: The VHS will be the location for the screening of three films (see below) as part of the festival followed by a 45-minute panel discussion with the directors of each film.
MR. STOKES MISSION (31 MIN)
Mr. Stokes Mission is a half-hour documentary about Civil Rights activist and educator John A. Stokes. On April 23, 1951, Stokes, then president of his senior class at the Robert Russo Moton High School in Farmville Virginia, helped organize and lead a walkout by students to protest inferior conditions for his fellow African-American students. His efforts contributed to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling three years later, which banned segregation in public education.
UPRISING (85 MIN)
Produced by an Academy Award-winning team including the Executive Producer of Taxi to the Dark Side and the Editor of Inside Job, UPRISING tells the inside story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its principal leaders and organizers, including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Their success in forcing the downfall of a brutal dictatorship has changed the face of the Middle East and provided hope for millions of oppressed people across the world. Above all, it is a story of profound hope, of courage rewarded, of a people who beat back a police state and threw off the shackles of decades of degradation and oppression.
ELEGY FOR A REVOLUTIONARY (20 MIN)
Two friends oppose the apartheid-era government in South Africa. Their choice to use violence tears their relationship apart.