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Thu, Aug 08, 2013
7:00 PM

Film Screening and Town Hall - Story of America

Story of America: A Nation Divided

The North Carolina Justice Center and Story of America present:

Story of America: A Nation Divided

A Film Screening and Town Hall with Documentary Filmmakers and Social Activists Annabel Park and Eric Byler

The Story of America is a unique documentary project from filmmakers Annabel Park and Eric Byler that uses the transformative power of dialogue and storytelling to explore and heal the political, economic and cultural polarization of today's America.

Park and Byler have recently turned to North Carolina as the centerpiece of their upcoming feature documentary exploring the fundamental divisions and the political struggle throughout America. Through the film, they will tell the story of a state and its people—dramatically divided, yet yearning for a sense of unity and hope, a yearning that is creating a powerful grassroots movement with strong leadership and real potential for change.

Fifty years after the March on Washington and 150 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, this is a good moment to ask ourselves some serious questions about where we are in our history—How much progress has been made? What are our values? How are we realizing them? What unites us as a state, a country and as a people?

We invite you to come be a part of the discussion and filmmaking process by watching clips from Park and Byler’s recent journeys across North Carolina and to participate in a filmed town hall as part of this unique documentary project as they explore the role of dialogue and deliberation in creating a more informed, engaged and united citizenry.

Doors open at 6:15 pm at Motorco Music Hall.  The program will start at 7, followed by a social hour.

Space is limited, registration required.

** A tax-deductible donation of $10 is suggested.  You may bring this contribution with you to the event, or contribute online after registering. **

Disclaimer: By attending this event, you are giving The Story of America and the NC Justice Center permission to film and use video footage and photographs in which you may appear. The NC Justice Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit, nonpartisan organization working on issues of concern to low- and middle-income North Carolinians. The views of presenters and participants during this event do not reflect the views of the NC Justice Center.

Event Location

Motorco Music Hall
723 Rigsbee Avenue
Durham, NC 27701