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Atlanta Cyclorama Partners With Urban Film Review

 

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Atlanta Cyclorama Partners With Urban Film Review

“As part of our continuing commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War we are partnering with Urban Film Review to present a series of documentaries at the Atlanta Cyclorama beginning on February 26,” states Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “The documentaries we’re screening will be both entertaining and educational, covering a range of subjects from cultural expression and racial identity to labor and civil rights. After each film we’ll engage the audience in an open discussion. These screenings are free and open to the public, so make plans to join us!”

The next film is:

 

Race: The Power of an Illusion
Admission: FREE

Part 2 March 12, 2015 at 7pm
Part 3 March 19, 2015 at 7pm

The division of the world’s peoples into distinct “races” (black, red, yellow, white) is so entrenched in our way of thinking that to suggest otherwise borders, seemingly, on the insane. However, that is exactly what this film does.

Race: The Power of an Illusion prompts us to question the validity of race as a biological fact. This documentary explores the science of race and challenges long-held assumptions that human diversity can be lumped into a few paltry categories.

In part two of the film “The Story We Tell” prompts the question: Hasn’t race always been with us? Explore the roots of the race concept, including the 19th-century science that justified it and how it gained such a hold over our minds.

In part three “The House We Live In” asks, If race is not biology, what is it? This episode uncovers how race resides not in nature but in politics, economics and culture.

The Atlanta Cyclorama is conveniently located near downtown Atlanta, in Historic Grant Park, at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For general information, and more details about this year’s special events, visit our web site: www.atlantacyclorama.org.