P.O.V. / American Documentary


Date:      Thursday, April 21, 2005
Time:      2:30 PM
Location: DAEL Theatre
              One Park Place South
              Georgia State University
              Corner of Park Place & Decatur Street
              (2 blocks from Five Points Station)

Description of Event

Cynthia Lopez, Latina Public Media Advocate and Vice President of P.O.V./American Documentary,  will present and discuss three film clips  including:

  • Lourdes Portillo’s SENORITA EXTRAVIADA (Sundance Film Festival ? Grand Jury Prize winner), which explores the shocking    crime wave in the booming border town of Juarez, New Mexico --where 240 women were raped and murdered. The film investigates why the authorities ignore this reality.
  • Elizabeth Thompson’s Emmy award-winning BLINK, this haunting documentary takes us through an epic journey of the psychological and social realities of white supremacy in America through the life of Greg Withrow.
  • Shola Lynch’s  CHISHOLM "72: UNBOUGHT & UNBOSSED ? White House Project Epic Award winner. The film chronicles Shirley Chisholm’s 1972 ground breaking race for presidency, in 1968 Shirley Chisholm became the first black women elected to Congress. In 1972, she becomes the first black women in the United States run for president.

Additional Event Notes

This event is free and open to the public.

P.O.V./American Documentary is in its 18th year on PBS. The critically acclaimed Emmy award- winning documentary series is America’s first and longest running independent national showcase for non-fiction film.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to actively participate in this dialogue. For more information about P.O.V. please visit www.pbs.org/pov. Sneak previews, press materials, filmmaker statements, discussion guides and community engagement activities are all available on-line.
PBS’s P.O.V. series begins June 21, 2005 on Tuesdays at 10pm ET (check local listings.)

For more information, contact Prof. Hector Fernandez at (404) 651-2265, or e-mail fernandez@gsu.edu.