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Events
May 14, 2023

Screening + Conversation: RAZING LIBERTY SQUARE

Join us for the US premiere of The Redford Center Grantee film RAZING LIBERTY SQUARE at DocLands.

Join us for the US premiere of The Redford Center Grantee film RAZING LIBERTY SQUARE at DocLands. The screening will be followed by a filmmaker Q&A, moderated by The Redford Center’s Executive Director Jill Tidman with the film’s director, Katja Esson, and film participants Samantha Quarterman and Aaron Mckinney.

A companion piece to the feature Razing Liberty Square, will also be available for view before the screening. The Wall is a 6-minute VR experience, told with an innovative mix of immersive, interactive and documentary storytelling about the first public housing project in the South: Miami’s Liberty Square. Crafted from personal reflections and childhood memories of the elders about the 6 foot segregation wall (the remnants are still visible today), it engages users to viscerally experience life behind that wall in the 1940s. Juxtaposing the innocent perception of children with the insight of the elders provides users an intimate perspective on the lingering issues surrounding race, place and belonging that continue to this day.