MLK Day "Fargesn" Web Series Screening

BWC, 2nd Floor

Fargesn (Yiddish: v. Forgotten)... From Forgotten to Ferguson

Mark MLK Day with stories we refuse to forget. Join BWC, Moishe Kavod House and Keshet for a screening of the Fargesn Media Project web series.
 
After the death of Michael Brown, the international media descended on St. Louis to spin their own narrative of what was happening on the ground. The Fargesn Media Project, created in 2015, tells untold stories of local people and uplifts the voices and history of Ferguson. The project highlights the stories of women, Black youth, Jews of Color, interfaith coalition work, and LGBTQ activists. We look forward to grappling with these stories together.
 
We'll be joined by two of the film's producers, Sarah Barasch-Hagans and Emmett Williams, to facilitate a dialogue following the films. 
 
Snacks provided!
 
Sarah Barasch-Hagans is the founder of the Fargesn Media Project and one of the founders of the #BlackLivesMatter Haggadah. A St. Louis native and third year rabbinical student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia, Sarah has been active in the Ferguson Movement as a fundraiser, teacher, filmmaker and “chaplain to the protesters." She has published liturgy, poetry, creative nonfiction, and editorials on the Movement and executive produced the Fargesn Media Project, a media series examining the intersection of Black and Jewish narratives in St. Louis and Ferguson. She is currently working on a project on Jewish theologies of resistance amidst state violence.
 
Award-winning artist Emmett Williams founded Mission Man Media a decade ago with the idea of telling stories in ways that have not been told before. After many years producing and writing for television, he made the switch to documentary work in order to pursue topics and causes closer to his heart. This has resulted in films produced on four continents that have given a voice to issues and people that previously were unheard from.As an internationally known musician, nationally exhibited photographer, and published writer, Emmett has made a career out of seeing things in a different way, while making his art accessible to a wide audience.
 

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