Thursday Aug 10, 7:15 BWC FilmTALK on DETROIT with Salim Muwakkil


Studio Movie Grill Chatham
210 W 87th St | FREE PARKING
Aug 10 – 7:15 pm
Discussion takes place after the film at 9:45.

If you haven’t seen the fim DETROIT, come join us at Black World Cinema as we view and discuss the film DETROIT by director Kathryn Bigelow.

A writer in the Huffington Post has called the “The Most Irresponsible and Dangerous Movie Of The Year, egregious, both in what it includes and what it omits.” Let’s have an informed critical discussion about the film after we watch it together.

Writer and WVON Talkshow host Salim Muwakkil will lead the afrer-film discussion. Our aim is not to just point out the problems of Hollywood produced films attacking blac historical subject matter, but to add some poinnancy to the subject and discuss sustainable long-range solutions to a 100+ year old problem in the media portrayal of black peope across all media.

We look forward to seeing you there.

In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard to search and seize an annex of the nearby Algiers Motel. Several policemen start to flout procedure by forcefully and viciously interrogating guests to get a confession. By the end of the night, three unarmed men are gunned down while several others are brutally beaten.

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