CineSPEAK presents "Film at Malcolm X: The Bombing of Osage Avenue"
Black Lives Matter Philly + CinéSPEAK proudly present Scribe Video Center's Louis Massiah's documentary BOMBING OF OSAGE AVE at historic Malcolm X Park (51st + Pine).
**This event is sponsored in-part through generous grant from Bread & Roses Community Fund**
COME EARLY! Black-owned food trucks will be on-site starting @ 6PM for those wanting to grab a meal before the film starts.
FILM @ 8PM **sundown**
with post-screening conversation w Louis Massiah + Black Lives Matter Philly + West Philadelphia community members
**FREE!** (donations will be accepted)
**BYO-CHAIRS + BLANKETS**
ABOUT THE FILM:
The Bombing of Osage Ave
A documentary produced and directed by Louis Massiah for WHYY-TV 12 Philadelphia, and written and narrated by Toni Cade Bambara.
On Mother's Day, 1985, a virtual army of city and state police converged on a quiet block in historic Cobb's Creek, a blossoming neighborhood of parks and children, aluminum siding and basketball stars nestled in the heart of Philadelphia's African American community. By the next day, 61 homes were destroyed and 11 people were dead, all members of the communitarian MOVE organization. In this, the winner of 1987's Global Village Best Documentary Award, Massiah establishes the setting for the tragedy early on, and Bambara's poetic narration draws us deeper into the drama.
Running Time: 58 min
ABOUT BLACK LIVES MATTER PHILLY:
BLM Philly is a Black-centered organization that collaborates with partners to build a politically and economically empowered, healthy, and whole Black community with the ultimate goal of building Black power and liberation for all Black people.
Our Mission is to co-create intersectional and transformative movement within Black-centered organizations and institutions already on the ground and open up accessible lines of inquiry for black communities to name and claim their needs and provide resources and support in that process.
We are committed to collectively, lovingly and courageously working vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and, by extension all people. As we forge our path, we intentionally build and nurture a beloved community that is bonded together through a beautiful struggle that is restorative, not depleting.
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cinéSPEAK is a Philadelphia-based organization that engages diverse audiences through our independent, repertory + foreign film programming; creating space + centering the stories of individuals and communities that are often underrepresented in mainstream cinema.
cinéSPEAK promotes community togetherness + global understanding by engaging film enthusiasts while cultivating the next generation of discerning moviegoers; encouraging people to demand social justice both on-screen + throughout society.
cinéSPEAK is a proudly-sponsored project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, a charitable 501(c)(3) trust supporting diverse cultural practices in the Philadelphia region.
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