TELEVISION, INTERNET & VIDEO ASSOCIATION OF DC, INC.
What are the freedoms and limitations of Independent filmmaking in a time when the public conversation about the need for justice is happening literally in the town square, downtown city center or national monument? During a time of national discourse brought on by the important awareness that Black Lives Matter, this panel was formed to carry the conversation forward. Centered around the issues of implicit bias and institutional racism that the award-winning film Unarmed Man, directed by Harold Jackson III, recipient of the Best of Peer and Peer Gold awards, explores, the panel will raise these issues up and encourage a meaningful dialogue.
Civil unrest erupts after Police Officer Greg Yelich shoots and kills an unarmed man during a routine traffic stop. Forced to give a statement, the Officer recounts his version of events in a scathing examination of racial profiling, fear, prejudice and violence as the case statement interviewer (Aaron Williamson) unravels the incident one murky layer at a time.
The film’s trailer can be seen here.
The full film is available on Amazon Prime here (though it is by no means required for participation in and understanding of the event).
Note: All attendees must register in advance
A private link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to all attendees in advance of the meeting.
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