March on Washington film fest is July 13-22 | The Blade

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The fifth annual March on Washington Film Festival runs July 13-22 and features a wide spate of events and film screenings related to the Civil Rights Movement.

A discussion of a 1964 incident at Rust College, Mississippi’s oldest HBCU (historically black college/university) will explore how the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission weaponized homophobia to stop campus voter registration drives. It will be moderated by Charles Francis of the Mattachine Society of Washington on Monday, July 17 at 3 p.m. at the African-American Civil War Museum (1925 Vermont Ave., N.W.). Tickets are $12 for this event.

Ticket prices vary based on event and festival passes are also available. Screening sites also vary. Details at

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Documentary about Ed Sullivan and the Civil Rights Movement will screen at March on Washington Film Festival | Eye on Annapolis

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Sullivision: Ed Sullivan and the Struggle for Civil Rights Teaser Revealed at March on Washington Film Festival

The trailer of the documentary, Sullivision: Ed Sullivan and the Struggle for Civil Rights, which is now in production, and a panel discussion about the story of Ed Sullivan and his contribution to the civil rights movement will be part of the 5th annual March on Washington Film Festival held in Washington, DC July 13 – 22, 2017. The screening and discussion will be on July 15th at 3:00 PM at the US Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Ed Sullivan and the Struggle for Civil Rights tells the story of the man who single-handedly changed the face of popular culture and impacted the minds and lives of both his performers and his viewers. This long-awaited, 70-minute documentary takes a surprising look at the man who was once television’s most influential personality. Visit to learn more.

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“Filmmaker tells personal story of Manzanar” | Los Angeles Times

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For Burbank native Brett Kodama, his film about his grandmother’s experience at the Manzanar War Relocation Center during World War II became more than just an informative piece about internment camps and a way to fund other film projects down the road. 

Kodama’s documentary, “One-Two-One-Seven: A Story of Japanese Internment,” turned into his own political statement on what could happen again under the wrong leadership in the United States. FULL STORY.

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