CARRY IT FORWARD
benefit film screening
- Wed, May 14th
- 7:00 - 10:00 pm
- Berkeley City College Auditorium (2050 Center St., Berkeley, CA)
- Co-produced by the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA)
- Tix $20 ($10 low students & low income), proceeds to benefit RFC and MECA.
This 90-minute film stars Angela Davis, Eve Ensler and Cotter Smith (as Ethel and Julius Rosenberg), radical hip hop artists Rebel Diaz, folk duo Mike + Ruthy, poet Martín Espada, members of the Rosenberg/Meeropol family, and other artists and activists. It is a recording of the theatrical production staged in June 2013 on the 60th anniversary of the execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
The production uses dramatic readings, acted vignettes, poetry, music, and historical photos, to dramatize the last four days of the Rosenbergs’ lives through their prison letters and Robby and Michael Meeropol’s firsthand accounts. The film also tells the stories of present-day activist families the Rosenberg Fund for Children assists (including the family of Russell Maroon Shoatz), and celebrates current movements for peace, environmental justice, immigrants' rights, civil liberties and other progressive struggles from Idle No More and Stop, Stop and Frisk, to the fight to free all political prisoners.