Third World Newsreel Program 1
Discussion with Brack and Dorothy Thigpen, Director, Third World Newsreel
Saturday, February 14, 2009, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Includes the following film:
Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project
2008. USA. Directed by Charles B. Brack. A plea for the rights of African American lesbians, the film follows the tragic story of Sakia Gunn, a fifteen-year-old hate crime victim who was murdered in Newark, NJ, after she rejected her killer's advances. Although her attacker received a seventeen-year sentence, there was little media coverage of the trial. Organized by J. T. Takagi and William Sloan. 55 min.