Produced by University of Virginia Center for Politics and the Community Idea Stations, this documentary revisits the tragic events of August 11 and 12, 2017 to grapple with the difficult question of how such hateful acts could have occurred in modern America. Now over a year since the violent white supremacists’ demonstrations, this gripping two-hour feature provides an in-depth examination of Charlottesville in the wake of shocking racial strife, religious bigotry, government blunders, and political equivocation. Through the use of first-hand accounts by victims and witnesses harrowing accounts of each individual’s journey to overcoming the violence and terror that overtook Charlottesville are explored. Community address by Martin Luther King III, followed by a discussion moderated by Larry Sabato (UVA Center for Politics)
Presented by Community Idea Stations, with support by University of Virginia Center for Politics
This film is part of the Race in America series presented by James Madison’s Montpelier and supported by Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts
Saturday, November 3
The Paramount Theater
Director: Paul Roberts
Runtime: 110 min.