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Social Justice Film Series

LUMUMBA (2000) Thursday, January 10

When the Congo declared its independence from Belgium in 1960, Patrice Lumumba became at 36, first Prime Minister of the newly independent state. He became a lightening rod of Cold War politics as his vision of a united Africa gained him powerful enemies in Belgium & the United States.

Made in the tradition of such true life political thrillers as Malcolm X, & JFK, Raoul Peck (award winning director of I Am Not Your Negro & The Young Marx) Lumumba is a gripping epic that dramatizes for the first time the rise & fall of legendary African leader Patrice Lumumba.

Co- sponsored by Shutdown AFRICOM

Comrade, Where Are You Today (2016) Thursday, January 24

In 1988 the 20-year-old Finn Kirsi Marie Liimatainen heads for the GDR to study Marxism-Leninism. Students come from around the world – from both sides of the Iron Curtain. They are functionaries, freedom fighters and left-wing activists. Young people united in the hope for a better world. The international solidarity at the academy is convincing, but the real socialism is marked by contradictions – the gap between theory and reality is obvious. In the summer of 1989 the course ends – a few months later the Berlin Wall falls.

24 years later, Liimatainen sets out on a cinematic journey around the world to meet up once more with her former fellow students. What remains of their dream of revolution? Are there any utopias left, which are worth fighting for?

All Films Sponsored by: Broome Tioga Green Party

Occupational Health Clinical Center Friends of MORENA

Bundy Museum Annex Theater 129 Main St. Binghamton.

Doors open @ 6:30 Film @ 7:00PM

As always films are free but donations are appreciated

For more information: 607 238 6892