Roeper's 9th Annual Diversity/Amnesty Film Series
The Roeper School is proud to announce the ninth season of its Amnesty/Diversity Film Series. The series, which begins on September 21, with a presentation of “Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football”, will continue its focus on bringing to the community a variety of films intended to raise awareness of issues related to diversity in today’s world. This year the school’s Diversity Committee will continue its collaboration with students from the Roeper Upper School Amnesty International Chapter who have chosen films pertinent to specific Amnesty campaigns as their selections.
A highlight of this season will be the screening of “Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football,” The film follows a predominately Arab American high school football team from a working class Detroit suburb as they practice for their big cross-town rivalry game during Ramadan. What is revealed is a community holding onto its Islamic faith and the American dream while struggling to gain acceptance in post 9/11 America. The film has won numerous awards at film festivals, and filmmaker Michael Moore called it “powerful and intelligent”. We are excited to welcome the retired principal of Fordson High, Imad Fadlallah, who will join Sep. 21 - us for a post film Q&A session.
Other films in this year’s series are-
Oct. 12- Putin's Kiss
Dec. 14- In the Shadow of the Sun
Jan. 25- Brother Outsider
May 3- Ai Wei Wei- Never Sorry
May 31- Benda Bilili!
All films will be shown at 7:30 pm in The R. Dean Acheson Theater at Roeper’s Birmingham campus located three blocks north of Maple on the west side of Adams. Admission is free with donations gratefully accepted.
Founded in 1941, The Roeper School is a uniquely personalized, coeducational school for gifted and talented children in preschool through grade 12 from over 60 communities in southeast Michigan. With campuses in Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham, Michigan, Roeper was conceived on founding principles that recognize the power of education, choice and self-expression, and the transformative impact these principles have on young minds.
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