Occurring from July 15-25, 2015, the March on Washington Film Festival enters its third year. Originated in Washington D.C. on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the march itself, it now exists with the express goal of maintaining a social and cultural link to the civil rights movement. Now, three years later the festival’s goals — much like the civil rights movement’s goals — encompass everything from creating positive spaces to discussing troubling issues surrounding race and racism to improving the presentation of the movement as an educational tool.
Brightest Young Things had the opportunity to speak with Beth Lynk, a Senior Associate at The Raben Group and an Associate Producer at the March on Washington Film Festival. With a compassionate eye aimed at awareness, education and preservation of the movement’s legacy, she does well in addressing the importance of the festival. FULL STORY