Black history month screening: uk premiere of Wilmington on fire

‘We were stripped of our rights… because of color’ – Faye Chaplin, descendent of Thomas C. Miller, Wilmington N.C.

Dr Jenny Barrett

Film UK Premiere and Q&A with the Director

Thursday 21st October 2021, 6.00-8.30pm in Creative Edge,

Edge Hill University

Please join us for the first screening outside of the U.S. of Christopher Everett’s documentary, Wilmington on Fire.

Wilmington on Fire documents one of the events that started the era of white supremacy and segregation in the U.S. In 1898, a white mob attacked the racially integrated city of Wilmington, North Carolina, and until now it’s been kept out of the history books. Now you can learn why. This event is hosted by the International Centre on Racism which aims to mark Black History Month by screening this important film about Black history. It is also an opportunity to hear from the director about why the events in Wilmington are so important, about the genesis of his film and the experience of filming its sequel in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd.

Bookings here. Note: this is an educational event. It is therefore a non-profit screening. All welcome. For more information contact Jenny Barrett.

Arrival, Registration and Refreshments

From 5.15pm onwards

Welcome and Screening

6.00pm

Q&A with Christopher Everett

7.45pm, to end approx. 8.15pm.

The event is free to attend but booking is essential.

Generously sponsored by the Institute for Social Responsibility.