Join us for Rough Cuts in September:
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
7:00 – Reception (Complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided)
7:30 p.m. – Screening
2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Sponsored by KQED's "Truly CA"
To attend, please RSVP by noon on Thursday, September 8th to email@example.com
Struggle & Hope
Directed by Kari Barber
Among the wealth of untold stories in American history is the rise and slow disappearance of all-black towns that sprung up in the American West following the end of the Civil War. Founded in an effort to convince the U.S. to create an all-black state, most of these towns have now been swallowed up by nearby counties and cities, or are clinging desperately for their survival. Kari Barber's shrewd and thoughtful "Struggle & Hope" mines the stories of the last-remaining residents of these towns, while charting their heroic efforts to ensure that their town retains its independence, character, and even hopes for a better future.
Moderator: Susan Stern
Susan Stern has produced awarding-winning poetry, investigative journalism and films. Her documentaries "Barbie Nation" and "The Self-Made Man" played festivals and television worldwide, winning two Emmy nominations and a Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival. She is currently making a narrative political thriller set in Nigeria, and a documentary on her late husband, the underground cartoonist Spain Rodriguez.
Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories is KQED's showcase of the best independently produced documentaries about the Golden State.
Broadcast year-round on KQED's television channels, Truly CA brings audiences original and entertaining stories from Mount Shasta to the Mojave Desert, from San Francisco to San Diego.