AN OUTRAGE: A Documentary Film about Lynching in the American South
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
This event is free and open to the public.
RSVPs are requested. To RSVP click here.
AN OUTRAGE is a documentary film about lynching in the American South. Filmed on-location at lynching sites in six states and bolstered by the memories and perspectives of descendants, community activists, and scholars, this unusual historical documentary seeks to educate even as it serves as a hub for action to remember and reflect upon a long-hidden past.
Thousands of African Americans confronted, resisted, endured, and perished during the era of lynching in the American South. Beginning with the end of the Civil War and continuing well into the middle of the twentieth century, this extralegal, socially-sanctioned practice of torture and murder claimed the lives of at least 3,959 African American men, women, and children. This past is little-discussed today, even as its wounds fester.
Join us for this powerful documentary screening and discussion.
AN OUTRAGE is directed, edited, and produced by Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren, co-directors of Field Studio. They make films at the intersection of history and social justice, focusing on race, incarceration, and family.