October 25 – 26, 2013 Location: Echo Park Film Center Special Events
The Echo Park Film Center will screen four films about civil rights history in America as part of their annual Human Rights Film Festival. These screenings will be accompanied by public conversations about the changing meaning of freedom and equality in US history. Films will be screened with both of their innovative mobile cinema units, The EPFC Filmmobile, an itinerant film school and cinema created out of a recommissioned school bus, and The EPFC Filmcicle, a bicycle-powered traveling cinema.
The four films screened over the two-day festival will be The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, The Loving Story, and Freedom Riders. These screenings are part of the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle public programming initiative, made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.“