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Animating History: A Mini-Film Festival

University Libraries Commemorative Juneteenth Event

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center-Van Brunt Visitors Center
313 N 13th St
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info: RVB
Target Audiences:
Charlene Maxey-Harris, University Libraries,
Ross Movie Night, Wednesday, June 19th, 7 - 9:30 p.m. (free admission)

The University Libraries will host Animating History: Stories on the Making of Freedom, a mini-film festival for the Juneteenth Celebration 2024. This event is free and open to the public. Two film shorts Anna and The Diary of Michael Shiner, and a feature film The Bell Affair will be screened. Based on the award-winning book A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War by William Thomas (History), each film tells the human story of freedom-making initiated by enslaved people in the nineteenth century and how each one strives to achieve and maintain freedom.

Enjoy a post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers: Kwakiutl L. Dreher, Director and co-writer; William Thomas, Historian and co-writer, and Michael Burton, Producer and Art Director.

For more information click the link here:

Film Shorts:
• Anna (11:15 minutes)
• The Diary of Michael Shiner (16:40 minutes)


Feature Film:
• The Bell Affair (1 hour 25 mins)

Hosted by University Libraries and The Ross Media Arts Center

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