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Film Screening: "Eroding History"
Join us for a special screening of the film in the MLK Library auditorium that will be followed by a panel discussion featuring makers of the film Andre Chung, an in-demand news and portrait photographer who won the 2021 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Domestic Photography; West Baltimore filmmaker and journalist Sean Yoes; and longtime Chesapeake Bay chronicler and SEJ member Rona Kobell.
"Eroding History" tells the story of two Black communities on the Deal Island Peninsula that are losing their land and their history due to the intersection of historical racism and modern climate changes. Eroding History is among the few Chesapeake Bay films that center Black communities at the forefront of climate change. Black people are often on the lowest land because that was the only land that was available to them. On the Eastern Shore, where everything is low, the lowest spot is a dangerous place. Rising water, saltwater intrusion, and marsh migration are endangering Black land at a rapid pace. That Black filmmakers are telling these stories is important, and EJJI is proud to provide a platform for telling and disseminating these films.
When: Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 1:00 - 2:30pm ET
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library, Washington, DC