San Francisco Black Film Festival, "Healing the World One Film At A Time"
The Late San Francisco Public Defender, Filmmaker & Friend of @SFBFF, Jeff Adachi To Be Remembered With Screening & Panel on "Prison Reform" at Media Briefing at Westfield's Century San Francisco 9 and XD
San Francisco-Wednesday, June 12th from 4-6 p.m. at the Century San Francisco 9 and XD in San Francisco's Westfield Centre 845 Market Street, The San Francisco Black Film Festival will hold its media briefing to give an overview of the festival and honor its friend, fellow film enthusiast and filmmaker, the late San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi. The media briefing is open to the public and is free of charge. A RSVP is required. Click Here.
The briefing will highlight official selection film "Disparity" written and directed by Justin Givens with his brother Jeremy Givens playing the lead in the short feature. The Given brothers hail from Los Angeles.
|DISPARITY | A Tale of 2 Pushaz - Trailer
|Closer to home, the work of San Jose's Raj Jayadev of Silicon Valley Debug is a short documentary that gives a glimpse of the power of being "my brother's keeper" as a defense attorney in the SF Public Defender's office, Jacque (pronounced Jac-coo) Wilson leads the charge on the behalf of his father, Vietnam Veteran Mack Wilson, his brother attorney Jacq Wilson, and their family to save his little brother Neko Wilson via CA State Senator Nancy Skinner's SB 1437. Charged with a double murder, he did not commit, Neko was saved from the death penalty or life in prison. See the New York Times Article on the case.
KSEE TV News Report on Neko Wilson's Release
The film screenings will be followed by panelists who will discuss prison reform: former PUC Judge Karen Clopton; Supreme Court-winning civil rights attorney Pamela Price; and attorney Jacq Wilson. All three served on a panel on "Implicit Bias" with Adachi at Congregation Emanu-El during the 2016 San Francisco Black Film Festival screening of Adachi's "Racial Facial." (Event recording courtesy of Johnnie Burrell, www.internationalmediatv.com.) CA State Senator Nancy Skinner at this writing is attempting to clear her calendar to join the panel.
4:00 Welcome & Introductions
4:05 Festival media update & Overview
4:15 Screening "Disparity" (22 minutes)
4:40 Screening "Neko Wilson Social Video Biography" by Raj Jayadev (16 minutes)
5:00 Panel Discussion on Prison Reform
Her legacy of promoting better racial understanding continues with her son, Kali O'Ray and daughter in law, Katera Crossley. The San Francisco Chronicle article a few years back gives a glimpse of the generational vision in "The San Francisco Black Film Festival Isn't Just for One Race. Visit www.sfbff.org to see the line up for this year's San Francisco Black Film Festival, XXI, June 13-16.
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. There's still time to support the on-going work of the San Francisco Black Film Festival. Call Jackie Wright, 415 525 0410 to talk about opportunities to support partnerships like the San Francisco Chapter of The National Coalition of 100 Black Women's Doris Ward Workforce Development Employment and Training Program that is providing paid internships to the San Francisco Black Film Festival. The festival is providing training positions and the NCBWSF is providing stipends for four individuals to train or expand experience in marketing, public relations, and customer services.
SPONSORS TO DATE:
The San Francisco Black Film Festival XXI, thanks the following sponsors: California Arts Council; Bill Graham Memorial Foundation; San Francisco Arts Commission; PGE; San Francisco BayView Newspaper; KPOO; KMEL; HellaBay, Oakland International Film Festival; SF Village Project;
San Francisco Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. and San Francisco Business and Professional Women, Inc.
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