Shorts: Activate

Friday, June 28, 2024
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2024-06-28 17:00:00 2024-06-28 19:00:00 Shorts: Activate 06/28/2024 5:00pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Short Film Program

The War Torn Drum

Directed by Derek A. Ham (USA 2023, 12 mins.).

In the late 1860s, a US Marshal bonds with a post–Civil War drummer boy in their search to track down a wanted criminal.

How to Sue the Klan

Directed by John Beder (USA, 2024, 34 mins.).

As America’s first hate group, the Ku Klux Klan dealt out hatred and violence for over a century without penalty—until five Black women and a young Black civil rights lawyer finally forced them to pay for their crimes. The strength of these women and the groundbreaking 1982 civil case set forth by their attorney established a legal precedent that paved the road for today’s fight against organized hate.


Directed by Jirard (USA, 2023, 40 mins.).

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, a Jamaican-born political activist and founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), is on trial in New York in 1923. Following the leadership of J. Edger Hoover of the Bureau of Investigation (later the FBI), the government has charged Garvey with mail fraud in connection with selling stocks for the Black Star Line—a shipping line designed to forge a link between North America and Africa. This is the first-ever narrative film about Garvey’s life.

Malcolm X

Directed by Adrienne T. Hawkins, Ronnie T. Thomas, Akili Jamal Haynes, and Joe Gonzalez (USA, 14 mins.).

Discover Malcolm X’s relationship with race in America.

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Wheelchair accessible

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