2017 Charleston Civil Rights Film Festival

The College of Charleston, in partnership with South Carolina Humanities, announces the 2017 Charleston Civil Rights Film Festival, a landmark event exploring the power of film to shape and inspire social change. The three-day festival runs from April 20 to 22, 2017 and its schedule includes:

  • A special screening of Freedom Song, a film about the 1960s voting rights movement in Mississippi. Danny Glover will appear in person to present the film.
  • A showing of Two Trains Runnin’, a documentary about the search for two forgotten blues singers during Freedom Summer. Presenting will be the director, Emmy and Peabody-winning and Oscar-nominated documentarian Sam Pollard.
  • Other films and shorts that focus on the legacy of the civil rights movement.
  • Workshops at the College of Charleston and local public school students.
  • A showcase of local, emerging, and student filmmakers.
  • Town hall discussions and panel talks.

Those interested in submitting a film should send a screener to charlestoncivilrightsff@gmail.com

All events and screenings are free and open to the public. A more detailed schedule will be posted soon.