“I am Somebody” with “Brick by Brick”

Film • Feb 19

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This program is part of our Black Stories: Two Cities series.

I am Somebody

Director: Madeline Anderson

A groundbreaking documentary about a successful 1969 union strike led by Black hospital workers that Civil Rights leader Fannie Lou Hammer hailed as “of decisive importance to all of us.” Exceptional in its clear-eyed depiction of class struggle, women’s experiences, and the financial disparities and racial inequities often concealed by Charleston’s tourism industry.

1970. USA. 30 min. NR

Brick by Brick

Director: Shirikiana Aina

A striking portrait of gentrification in 1970s Washington D.C. that allows residents to speak for themselves about their changing neighborhoods. Inspired by revolutionary movements worldwide, subjects discuss the global struggle against displacement and community efforts to retain property and power.

1982. USA. 33 min. NR

Thank you to our series sponsor:
Bakari Sellers

Thank you to screening sponsor:
University of South Carolina: College of Arts and Sciences

1970. USA. 30 min. NR