Racism in the North Country


Clinch Park Sat, Jul 30, 2022 12:30 PM
Film Info


This year’s program includes a number of films that address racism and make it clear this issue is not isolated to particular regions of the country. Through a discussion of Bad Axe, God’s Country and The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, we can chart how national movements of white supremacy and xenophobia have fanned the flames of racism in northern communities–flames that are all the harder to put out because many deny the fire exists.

A conversation with Lonnie McCauley (activist and Rosa Parks' great nephew), director Julian Higgins and writer Shaye Ogbonna (God's Country), director David Siev and subject Jaclyn Siev (Bad Axe), director Jesse Shortbull (Lakota Nation vs. the United States), Kathy Grinsteiner (Evergrowth Consulting) and Esther Triggs (Director of DEI, Interlochen).