KLRU’s community partner the Austin Film Society will host a screening of Stanley Nelson’s “Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” September 30 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets here.
The documentary explores the complex story of The Black Panthers through an array of interviews and archival footage with people who were there. Nelson, who was awarded a 2013 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama, is known for films that explore African-American history and for films that give the audience special access to well-known stories – often through archival footage as in “Jonestown: The Life and Death Of Peoples Temple.” Sundance Institute called the film, which premiered at the festival, “a vibrant, human, living and breathing chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.”
On Saturday, June 6, from 1 to 3pm the Asian American Resource Center will host a free screening of the American Experience documentary “Last Days in Vietnam.”
This film from Rory Kennedy examines the final days of American presence in Saigon and the heroic efforts to help evacuate 135,000 South Vietnamese
During the chaotic final days of the American involvement in the Vietnam War, South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. With thousands of lives hanging in the balance, those in control faced an impossible decision—who would go and who would be left behind. “Last Days in Vietnam” is currently nominated for a 2015 Academy Award® for Documentary Feature.
Food available for purchase. Doors open 12:30 p.m. Please plan on arriving early if you would like to purchase food. FREE Admission. AARC Ballroom
Taryn is the founder and director the American Widow Project where she provides resources for miltary widows. She talked with us about her own experience as a military widow for our Women and Girls Lead: Austin project.
Women and Girls Lead: Austin showcases extraordinary women and girls in Austin who are changing our community. Combining independent documentary film, television, new media, and global outreach partnerships, Women and Girls Lead amplifies the voices of women and girls acting as leaders, expands understanding of gender equity, and engages an international network of citizens and organizations to act locally and reach out globally.