Join LANGSTON as we host the closing night of Local Sightings Film Festival and celebrate key African-American elders and freedom-fighters through short films and storytelling! Stories feature the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party, civil rights leader Jack O’Dell, a diverse chapter of local veterans, and more.
The Issue of Mr. O’Dell
(Rami Katz, Vancouver, BC, 35 min)
The life of Jack O’Dell, who once worked alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., is revealed through a conversation with the 94-year-old civil rights activist.
Promises Kept: DAV Chapter 23-West Seattle
(Kameko Thomas, Seattle, WA, 8 min)
*Director in attendance!*
The triumphs, tales, and trials of Disabled American Veterans Chapter-West Seattle – the most diverse chapter in Washington State.
Keepers of the Dream
(Patricia Boiko, Seattle, WA, 12 min)
*Director and crew in attendance!*
Emmett Till, Redlining, job discrimination and the revolution: at home with Francis Dixon, mother of the founders of the Seattle Black Panther Party for Self Defense.
This screening is co-presented with LANGSTON Seattle, CD Forum (Central District Forum for Art and Ideas), and CAIR-WA!