Seldom Screened Cinema Series 2013 - Family Name

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The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library presents the Seldom Screened Cinema: Identity: Perception, Social Misconception and Self-Determination. This years film series focuses on the many aspects of identity in the African American community and how identity is shaped by internal and external forces. The series will begin Monday, October 21st and will continue on Mondays until December 9th with a special wrap up conversation with Dr. Brenda Allen, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, University of Colorado at Denver.
For more information, visit http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/events_exhibits/index.html.

Family Name (2008)
As a child growing up in Durham, North Carolina, Macky Alston never questioned why all the other Alstons in his school were black. Now, after twenty-five years, he has gone back to unravel the mystery. In this documentary of race relations, Alston travels to family reunions, picnics, housing projects, churches, graveyards & the original Alston plantations to find people who share his family name.
89 mins, Unrated

Questions? Please contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email blairstaff@denverlibrary.org.

Seldom Screened Cinema Series 2013 - Family Name