FROM AUBURN UNIVERSITY AT MONTGOMERY
Three films selected for Auburn University at Montgomery’s (AUM) Spring 2020 Political Film Series will explore black culture, anti-Semitism and the contributions of women throughout American history.
The Political Film Series is sponsored by AUM’s College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and spotlights films that focus on pressing current events, anniversaries, and national and cultural holidays. For the spring series, showings will be held for the documentaries “Good Hair” in observance of Black History Month in February and “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” in celebration of Women’s History Month in March. In April, the series will host a showing of the film “Denial,” a Holocaust biographical drama, to address anti-Semitism in today’s society.
“Every year, we try to select films that will speak to our students, faculty, staff, and a broader audience – our community,” said Pia Knigge, assistant professor of political science and founder of the Political Film Series. “We hope these films will evoke reflection on the larger topics of diversity, inclusion and social justice while raising awareness, interest, and knowledge in these areas.”
Each film will be introduced by an AUM faculty or staff member with expertise in the area of the film’s subject area followed by a discussion and Q&A session with audience members. Showings — which include complimentary popcorn and drinks — are offered free to students, faculty, staff and the general public.
Learn more: www.aum.edu/aum’s-spring-2020-political-film-series-celebrate-black-history-women-and-holocaust-survivors
Contact: Troy Johnson (334-244-3110), Adrienne Nettles (334-244-3896)