Greenfield’s All Souls Church to host 20th annual Anti-Racism Film Festival

All Souls Church at 399 Main St. in Greenfield.

All Souls Church at 399 Main St. in Greenfield. STAFF FILE PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

By MAX BOWEN

Athol Daily News Editor

Published: 05-03-2024 2:01 PM

GREENFIELD — The Social Justice Committee of All Souls Church will present its 20th annual Anti-Racism Film Festival on Sunday, May 5.

The festival will be held in the sanctuary of the church at 399 Main St. There will be three, two-hour films, each one followed by a discussion led by Carl McCargo, Strong Oak and Momodou Sarr. Doors open at noon and admission is free.

Molly Chambers, co-chair of the Social Justice Committee, said they hope to give people an opportunity to look at different aspects of racism in this country.

“It is something that is affecting all of us,” she said.

The movies to be shown include “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America” at 12:30 p.m., “Lakota Nation vs. the United States” at 3 p.m. and “Till” at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served by Stone Soup Cafe at 5:30 p.m. This can be dine-in or takeout and will be on a sliding scale of $4 to $10.

Chambers said the three films each deal with different aspects of racism. “Till,” for example, deals with “racism of the worst sort in the south,” she said. “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America,” provides an overview of Black history and racism in the U.S. and “Lakota Nation vs. the United States” looks at “racism in relation to the Lakota people affected by the loss of their ancestral land.”

“We’re hoping to give people an opportunity to look at different aspects of racism in our country,” Chambers said, “and think about that and have an opportunity to discuss it.”

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