Truth Tellers Screening at the Speed Cinema on Sunday, April 10, 3 PM
The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research and the Speed Art Museum are hosting a screening and talkback of the new documentary TRUTH TELLERS at the Speed Cinema onSunday, April 10th from 3-5pm. This Richard Kane film chronicles the lives of courageous past and present activists fighting for racial equity, environmental justice, and indigenous rights through the eyes of beloved Maine artist Robert Shetterly. Shetterly has painted over 250 portraits of truth-tellers including our Institute's namesake, Anne Braden. He calls his project Americans Who Tell the Truth.
Rob Shetterly will be joined by activists Bree Newsome-Bass and Maulian Dana, both of whom are featured in the film. Bree Newsome-Bass, an artist and activist, is well-known for her act of resistance in her removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State Capitol in 2015. Maulian Dana, also an artist and activist, is the first individual to hold the position of the Penobscot Nation Tribal Ambassador.
As of March 17, 2022, proof of vaccination is still required for Speed Cinema screenings while masks are recommended, but not required. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.