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Title: Here I Stand: A film to inspire the struggles ahead - Paul Robeson
START DATE: 2/4/2017
Duration: 2 Hours
Location: West LA
Location Details:
Harriet Tubman Center - 5278 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles (7 blocks west of La Brea)
Event Topic: Paul Robeson
Event Type: screening
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A film to inspire the struggles ahead

When: Saturday February 4, from 3 - 5:30 pm

Where: Harriet Tubman Center - 5278 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles (7 blocks west of La Brea)

In honor of Black History Month Workers World Party in Los Angeles will be showing this documentary film released in 1999 that explores the extraordinary life and career of Paul Robeson, one of the most inspiring individuals in U.S. history.

Robeson took on the powers that be, in his principled fight against racism and U.S. imperialism. For this he was the target of state-sponsored sabotage and violence against him and his career. However, this scholar, athlete-actor-singer-activist continued fighting and encouraging, through his activism and art, the struggle for social justice and revolutionary change.

The documentary was directed by St. Clair Bourne for the PBS series American Masters. Running for 117 minutes, the documentary features extensive footage taken from numerous interviews with both those close to Robeson, including his son, Paul Robeson Jr., some celebrities, and several scholars on African-American film and Robeson himself. Additionally, it includes footage from interviews with Robeson, along with pieces from his movies and his musical recordings.

For more information call: (323) 306-6240

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