Thursday night you can catch a screening of the Memphis made documentary. It follows local activists as they work to implement change.
The film, shot over the last 3 years, shows the challenges people faced when arrested for filming police. It tracks local activism including the revival of the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB), Black Lives Matter, and the Valero refinery protest.
“A lot of written history we see talks about what the generals or what the president said but this is really a people’s history of how real regular people are affected and activism over the last three years in Memphis and really makes a story about grassroots organizing and all the difficulties of making change within the system,” said filmmaker Gary Moore.
The screening will be held at the Art and Communication Building at the University of Memphis. It starts at 7:00 Thursday September 28. It is free and open to the public.