Directed by Thomas LaVeist (USA, 2019, 63 min.) Digital.
This film is from a multipart series exposing America’s racial health disparities epidemic. In this pilot episode (Something about Brownsville), Tulane University research scientist Dr. Thomas LaVeist returns to his roots in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, to investigate why Brownsville has the lowest life expectancy of any community in New York.
Filmmaker Q and A
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The suggested start time for viewing this film is 6 pm in order to sync with the start of the Filmmaker Q and A.
Preceded by a Short Film
Ashes to Ashes
Directed by Taylor Rees (USA, 2019, 25 min.) Digital.
America has yet to heal from the trauma of its darkest era, and Winfred Rembert is proof of that. Rembert, who lived on a plantation, joined the civil rights movement as a teen, and was put to work on a chain gang, is a rare survivor of a lynching attempt. As he etched the history, blood-soaked and cruel, into leatherwork, fellow artist Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker organized a different kind of ceremony to search for healing. “It’s not just Black history,” she says. “This is American history.”
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Film Rental Information
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