2-day civil rights' film festival at Panjab University on Feb 13

  • HT Correspondent, Newzstreet TV
  • Updated: Feb 11, 2015 22:20 IST

Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, will host a two-day civil rights film festival on February 13 to 14.

The fest is being organised by the American centre in collaboration with the University School of Open Learning (USOL), PU.

Vice-chancellor Arun Kumar Grover on Monday released the official posters of the festival on the PU campus. The festival will showcase five films about the stories of civil rights heroes and their fight for justice.

There is no entry fee and it is open for public. All have been invited to explore dramas and docu-fictions.

The theme of the festival brings forth the observance of the black history month, which is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans.

The black history month owes its origins to Carter G Woodsen, who had started the celebration of Negro History Week in February since it coincided with birthday of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass (Social reformer).

The first show will open with the movie "Rosa Parks Story"by Julie Dash that shares experiences of the life of Rosa Park and her actions in civil rights.
The second show will be at 2pm, showing 'Beloved' starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Yadda Beener based on a book by Toni Morrison.

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