Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

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Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 19 minutes

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An intimate portrayal of Black youth organizing on the west side of Chicago, this documentary follows a group of fifth graders from Village Leadership Academy as they embark on a campaign to rename Stephen A. Douglas Park after freedom fighters Anna Murray and Frederick Douglass. Over the course of the three-year grassroots campaign the students tackle bureaucratic Chicago Park District systems, underestimations of their capacity to make real change, as well as a Covid-19 pandemic and global uprising.

CIFF46 Screenings

Allen Theatre

Monday, April 04, 2022 at 7:35 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Shorts Program
Groundbreaker Shorts

Director

Director
Cai Thomas

Producer
Cai Thomas, Donald Conley

Screenwriting
Cai Thomas

Cinematography
Cai Thomas, Eric D Seals

Editing
Paloma Martinez

Film Contact

Community Partner

Twelve Literary Arts

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