Olympic Pride – American Prejudice
Free Film Screening and Discussion in Honor of Black History Month
In Partnership with the Jewish Community Alliance
Sunday, February 10 2 PM to 4 PM Free
JCA, 1342 Congress Street, Portland
In 1936 when 18 African-American athletes participated in the Berlin Olympic Games, history forgot all except one. This is the story of the other 17. The film will be introduced by Rachel Talbot Ross, NAACP. Discussion follows with Shenna Bellows and David Greenham, The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine.
“a deft and comprehensive documentary” NY Times
This Special Program at the JCA is free and all are welcome.
Through a diverse array of independent films, the MJFF provides culturally relevant and historically significant cinema for audiences from across Maine and beyond. The Portland Museum of Art is proud to partner with Maine Jewish Film Festival, promoting new ideas, inviting discussion, and strengthening the cultural economy in Maine.
Mark H.C. Bessire, Director, Portland Museum of Art
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