CARRY IT FORWARD benefit film screening

Date: 
Wed, 05/14/2014

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.
    • Purchase tickets online (includes service fee) at Brown Paper tickets
    • Or avoid service charges and buy through MECA office at 1101 8th St., Suite 100, Berkeley (call 510-548-0542 and ask for Sue or Nawal, M-F, 8am-4pm, or email susan@mecaforpeace.org)

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.

View the film's trailer here.

Join and share the Facebook event here.

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.

Co-sponsored by KPFA, The Freedom Archives, Jewish Voice for Peace, Arab Resource & Organizing Center, San Francisco Women in Black, Al Awda.