“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement” by Gail Dolgin and Robin Fryday
In this 2012 Oscar-nominated short film, Alabama barber and civil rights veteran James Armstrong experiences the fulfillment of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first African-American president. An Official Selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV. A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC). 21 minutes.
“Sin País (Without Country)” by Theo Rigby
Winner of a 2011 Student Academy Award, this short film explores one family’s complex and emotional journey involving deportation.
“StoryCorps” by the Rauch Brothers
The Peabody Award-winning oral-history project StoryCorps brings intimate conversations among friends and families to life in touching, often humorous animated shorts that tell universal stories.
“Eyes on the Stars” – Carl McNair tells the story of his brother Ronald, an African-American kid in the 1950s who set his sights on the stars. 2 minutes.
“Facundo the Great” – Ramòn “Chunky” Sanchez recounts how the new kid at school became a hero when his teachers could not find a way to anglicize his name. 1 minute.
“A Family Man” – Sam Black talks to his wife about his father, an enduring lesson and the power of a look. 3 minutes.
Watch Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10pm.