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Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are) – Free Screening

Rachel Boynton

Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are)

Free Screening
Directed by Rachel Boynton
Not Rated / Documentary / 1 hour, 46 minutes

This urgent, nuanced look travels across the US to explore how Americans tell the story of their Civil War. Filmed from President Obama’s final year in office through 2019, it paints a multi-faceted portrait of the American psyche and the deep roots of our turbulent times. With delicacy and strength, subtlety and determination, CIVIL WAR portrays a nation in denial, haunted by an embittered past and the stories it refuses to tell. Panel discussion to follow the film.



Joshua D. Rothman, professor and the Chair of History at the University of Alabama; Co-Director of “Freedom on the Move: A Database of Fugitives from North American Slavery” (https://history.ua.edu/people/joshua-d-rothman) — moderator


Joi Brown, director of the Jefferson County Memorial Project — panelist


Barry McNealy, education program consultant at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) and history teacher – panelist


Rachel Boynton (filmmaker) — panelist


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August 21-27, 2023

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