“Arc of Justice” and James Baldwin’s “Take This Hammer”: Connecting Civil Rights to Place
The two films tell stories of struggle for social justice as directly connected to a physical place, whether it’s the rich agricultural lands of rural Georgia, or the streets of San Francisco. Join us for the screening and a discussion with panelists who have dedicated their lives to equitable community development in the Bay Area and beyond as we explore the intersection of activism, public policy and land wealth, with specific focus on African American communities.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Film Screening
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Panel Discussion and Audience Q & A
Co-Presenters: Oakland Community Land Trust and Jewish Film Institute
Moderator: Fay Darmawi, Founder and Executive Producer, SF Urban Film Fest
Helen S. Cohen, Director, “Arc of Justice” film
Mark Lipman, Director, “Arc of Justice” film
Junious Williams, Board Member, Oakland Community Land Trust
Tomiquia Moss, CEO, Hamilton Families
Jack Tse, Consultant, Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF)
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Complimentary light refreshments
In This Program
Richard O. Moore / Featured Programs, Films, SFUFF 2017, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 1964 / 44 mins“Take This Hammer” is a documentary film produced and directed by KQED (TV)'s Richard O. Moore for National Educational Television in 1963. It features KQED's mobile film unit following author and activist James Baldwin, as he holds frank exchanges with local people on the street and meets with community leaders in the Bayview and Western Addition neighborhoods.
Helen S. Cohen and Mark Lipman / Films, SFUFF 2017, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2015 / 22 mins“Arc of Justice” traces the inspiring journey of New Communities and the struggle for racial and economic justice among African Americans in southwest Georgia. Formed in 1969 during the Civil Rights movement, New Communities persevered as the largest black-owned farm in the country despite relentless opposition.