"Tinted Lens: A View Through the Black Experience" Documentary Film and Facilitated Discussion
Wednesday, August 15th, 6:30-8:30PM
Doors open at 6:30, Film begins at 7:00
Two film segments with facilitated conversation in between
"Tinted Lens illustrates the black experience through varying perspectives and allows others a glimpse into our realities. A journey of self discovery, this documentary prompts the conversations necessary for growth and healing." -Brittany Hogan
Entrepreneur and amateur documentary filmmaker, Brittany Hogan, owner of Britt Brand, interviewed friends, folks from her church, and people of interest found through facebook to capture perspectives of the Black experience. The resulting documentary "offers a glimpse into our realities while making a few personal discoveries along the way." The film, and facilitated conversation, ask if it is possible to have future experiences that are not "tinted" by the trauma of past experiences of racism.
Brittany created an accompanying line of products about the Black experience "that speaks to your life and opens up your mind."
This event is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments and a play area for children will be provided.
Guests should enter the red door on Blackstone Avenue. This event is wheelchair accessible.
For more information or to make arrangements for disabilities, please contact Matthew Searle, Assistant Director of Experimental Station: matthew (at) experimentalstation.org or 773.241.6044.
This program is made possible in part by a grant from Illinois Humanities, with support from the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge.
"tinted lens opened my eyes to current effects on the mental & emotional state of people who have suffered from racism. it's a must see!"
-Rayandria Jiles, Chicago
"brittbrand does a stellar job of shining a light and bringing awareness to the lives and experience of my peers. it was compelling and creative while very thought provoking and insightful."
-Megan Clauson, Wheaton
"Tinted Lens snatches you from your reality to immerse you in the reality of diverse black experiences. This visual artistic, emotional and political immersion, anchored within the mission of BrittBrand, will spark numerous debates & exchanges. "
-Amal Amaskane, Skokie