Fourth Annual March on Washington Film Festival Begins July 13

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Wed, 07/06/2016 - 14:25 -- Nick Dager

The March on Washington Film Festival returns to D.C. for its fourth year this July 13-23.

Founded in 2013 on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the festival features 17 different events including film screenings, discussions with filmmakers, performances, and panels on the groundbreaking activism of the 1960s as well as the movement’s current work towards justice and equality.

Featured films include: The Amazing Nina Simone, The Hard Stop, Maya Angelou And Still I Rise, Mavis!, Two Trains Runnin’ and Rosenwald. The 2016 festival will also present a special tribute to the 70th anniversary of the integration of the National Football League with the screening of Third and Long and a panel with former players.

Through partnership with allied communities, the festival will highlight the historic coalition between the African American and Jewish communities in the Civil Rights Movement. And in a nod to the present day, a panel will be convened at the Washington National Cathedral answering in the charge, What the White Church Must Do to address the Christian community’s unique role in advancing social justice in America. 

The full schedule for the March on Washington Film Festival can be found here.