WSU a sponsor for events, screening of Tallgrass slave-trade film
Sep 9, 2009 3:34 PM | Print
The Society of Public Historians at Wichita State University, WSU's Special Collections and University Archives, and WSU's film studies program are among sponsors for two days of events in September for the Wichita Association of the Motion Picture Arts and Tallgrass Film Festival's Third Thursday film series.
The festival will present "Traces of the Trade: A Story of the Deep North" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Warren Theatre West, 9150 W. 21st St. Tickets, which go on sale Thursday, Sept. 10, are $9, with discounts for students and senior citizens.
The film's director, Katrina Browne, and producer, Juanita Brown, will participate in all events over the two days they are in Wichita.
Lorraine Madway, WSU archivist and curator of Special Collections, will join Browne and Brown in classroom discussions at a Special Collections workshop featuring slave-related documents.
The filmmakers also will participate in a community potluck at St. James Episcopal Church, which is a sponsor, too. Then they'll be on hand for the screening and the panel afterward on slavery's impact on American society and the issue of reparations.
Other sponsors include the Kansas African American Museum and Avivo Brick Oven Pizzeria; the filmmakers' participation and related events are supported by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council. Here is the schedule of events:
After the movie screening and panel discussion, a community reception will be held at Avivo Brick Oven Pizzeria, 2441 N. Maize Rd. Ste 101.
Tallgrass Third Thursday special screenings are a program of the Wichita Association of the Motion Picture Arts, which also produces the Tallgrass Film Festival.
This year's festival is scheduled for Oct. 23-25 at venues in and around downtown Wichita.
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