Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Eyes on the Screen follow-up

The Eyes on the Screen screening of Eyes on the Prize went well last night. About a dozen of us here in Calgary watched episode one of the documentary series.

I opened the event with a short spiel giving the background on the copyright issues plaguing the series - and other cultural and historical records. We then watched the film and followed it with a short discussion on civil rights activism.

A group of "Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement" has put out a statement in support of Eyes on the Prize and the struggle to ensure it remains available

Update: Wired News has a good article on a Bay Area screening held last night.
Update 2: Democracy Now! had a show about the Eyes on the Prize copyright issues (available as transcript or MP3).

Veterans statement via: Boing Boing: Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement support Eyes on the Prize screenings.


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