PACE is proud to be co-sponsoring several screenings and discussions at the upcoming Council on Foundations annual conference in Atlanta.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 2

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday Night @ the Movies
BANISHED,
a film by Marco Williams
2009 Henry Hampton Award winner

Dinner, screening and discussion.  Tickets on sale at the door.
Tickets: $30 general; $21 GFEM Members.

The Hollywood Reporter calls Banished an “enlightening” documentary that “adds another compelling and necessary chapter to the literature of racism in this country.” From 1864 well into the 1920s, in dozens of towns and counties, white Americans drove out entire African American communities. Many of these towns remain all white to this day.  The documentary investigates the ongoing impact of the expulsions on families and communities, Black and White, including a town in Georgia just north of where the Council on Foundations conference is taking place.  The film asks us to consider our responsibility for past wrongs and our role in righting them.  After the screening, meet the filmmaker Marco Williams for a discussion about the film and the issues it highlights.

Co-sponsored by the Council on Foundations, Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media, ABFE, Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities and Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 3

9:00 am -11:00 am Sunday Morning @ the Movies
BODY & SOUL: DIANA & KATHY

by Alice Elliott and Simone Pero Audi
2009 Henry Hampton Award winner
Hot breakfast, screening and discussion.

Tickets on sale at the Council on Foundation’s Resource Central, located in the exhibit hall on the Marquis level. Tickets: $25 general; $17.50 GFEM Members.

BODY & SOUL: DIANA & KATHY offers an intimate portrait that is alternately heartbreaking and inspiring.  This triumphant film captures the poignant story of two visionary women and their fight for a dignified and independent life.  Kathy, 65 years old, has cerebral palsy and speaks through an electronically generated voice, and her friend and caregiver, Diana, 57 years old, has Down Syndrome and works to heal from her abusive childhood. Refusing to live in the institutions that would claim to serve them, Diana and Kathy fight tenaciously not only for their own independence but for the rights of all people with disabilities.  After the screening, join filmmaker Alice Elliott, and Diana & Kathy for an in depth discussion on disability rights, the importance of independent living, the need for effective advocacy from all sectors, and how media can be a potent organizing tool.

Co-sponsored by the Council on Foundations, Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media, Disability Funders Network, Grantmakers in Aging, Grantmakers in Health, Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities and Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 5

10:00 – 11:30 am Meet the Filmmaker  – UNNATURAL CAUSES: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
2009 Henry Hampton Award winner
by California Newsreel & Vital Pictures

“Riveting” says USA Today, and the New York Daily News calls it “instructive, informative . and occasionally infuriating.”  This PBS-broadcast film investigates startling new findings that suggest there is much more to our health than bad habits, healthcare or unlucky genes – the social conditions in which we are born, live and work actually get under our skin and affect our risk for disease as surely as germs and viruses. After the screening, meet Larry Adelman of California Newsreel for an in depth discussion about the film and how it is being used to help reframe the national debate over health and what we can do to tackle our health inequities.

Co-sponsored by the Council on Foundations, Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media, ABFE, Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, Grantmakers in Health, Neighborhood Funders Group, and Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 5

1:40pm – 3:35pm

Meet the Filmmaker – TROUBLE THE WATER
2009 Academy Award nominated film and a Henry Hampton Award winner
by Tia Lessin & Carl Deal.

This film features a young African American couple who record the flooding of New Orleans in a chilling video diary which threads through the film.  It’s a story about a young couple living on the margins who are surviving not only deadly floodwaters, armed soldiers, and bungling bureaucrats, but also a social system that has failed them.  After the screening, meet filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal for an in depth discussion about the film, its partnership strategies, and effective audience engagement program.

Co-sponsored by the Council on Foundations, Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media, ABFE, Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities and Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement.