Black Lives Matter and The Power of Media


Responding to the harrowing police shootings of unarmed African Americans and wider racial injustices in America, Black Lives Matter has become one of the defining social movements of our times. How important is media to their message, and how can filmmakers best tell the stories of contemporary civil rights struggles in the black community? We check in with filmmakers and activists on the frontlines of the conflict.

Panelists: Anton Seals, Jr. (moderator), Damon Davis (“Whose Streets?”), Aemilia Scot (“Shot”), Charles Alexander Preston (BYP100 activist), William Calloway (journalist/activist).

Presented with the Chicago International Film Festival and the Chicago Media Project.