Film Screening & Discussion - 'American Revolutionary:The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs' -
An Event in Collaboration with Eqbal Ahmad Fan Page and Documentary Association of Pakistan (DAP)
The Eqbal Ahmed Fan Page is devoted to the memory of the activist, revolutionary and public intellectual Eqbal Ahmad.
Eqbal Ahmad in his work highlighted there is an Imperial West and there is an anti-Imperialist West and to “Work with the one and the fight the other”. We took that as a starting point to examine struggle figures. We began with the Detroit movement figure, Grace Lee Boggs and an informal collaboration with American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs film project.
The film raises awareness of critical thinking, movement building, organising and civil rights; common and inter-sectional themes in Eqbal’s work and legacy.
A special thank you to the film director Grace Lee for supporting and making this collaboration possible
Film Main Project Site - www.americanrevolutionaryfilm.com
About the Film :
The film tells the story of the Chinese American activist in Detroit whose vision of social change has inspired generations. A writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she devoted her life to developing an understanding of “revolution” that brings together the contradictions of America’s past and its potentially radical and hopeful future. This film plunges us into Boggs’s lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century–from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, Asian American, environmental justice movements, and beyond.
Film Trailer - https://vimeo.com/224852454
Screening Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Discussion: 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Pakistan Chowk Community Centre
For 14 years old and above!
This event is FREE FOR ALL!