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Fly By Light Film Screening at MLK Memorial

Aug 30, 2016 09:51PM
In partnership with the Memorial Foundation, the nonprofit, One Common Unity, is hosting a screening of their award-winning documentary film Fly By Light at the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial. The screening takes place at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, September 9, with live music starting at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to this special screening of the film that is considered to be a testament to the work that Dr. King undertook, the work that still demands much of all of us and the work that Dr. King would have urged us to complete.

In this film, a group of teenagers board a bus for West Virginia, leaving the streets of Washington, D.C. to participate in an ambitious peace education program. For the first time in their lives, Mark, Asha, Martha and Corey play in mountain streams, sing under the stars and confront the entrenched abuse, violence and neglect cycles of their past. But as they return to D.C., each young person faces an unforgiving series of hurdles and roadblocks that challenge their efforts to build a better life. A performance by One Common Unity's youth performance troupe will proceed the screening, and a question-and-answer time with youth featured in the film as well as the producer and co-founder of One Common Unity, Hawah Kasat and director of the film, Ellie Walton. Bring blankets or lawn chairs since there is no seating provided on the Memorial Lawn.

Location: 1964 Independence Ave., SW. For more information, email [email protected]


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