Documentary Screening at LA Live Directed by and Featuring Harvard Alumni
Screening of Film at Awareness Film Festival at LA LIVE by Emmy Award-winning director Mustapha Khan '84 and featuring Kenny Vaughan '84, followed by a Q&A with the director. Song For Our People is a new documentary about a group of a professional musicians and artists who come together one day in a Brooklyn recording studio to create an anthem to honor the perseverance of their African-American ancestors.
Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ Noon
The Regal at LA Live, 1000 W Olympic Blvd , Los Angeles, CA 90015
Register: Click here to register through the film festival's website.
Cost: $18 per person
Emmy Award-winning director Mustapha Khan conceived of the film, and wrote the eponymous song being recorded in the session, after being inspired by something he once heard a preacher say. Khan recounts: “Speaking to a mostly Black audience, the preacher said: ‘You know, when we die and go to heaven, it’s not going to be St. Peter who meets us at the pearly gates. Rather, it will be a group of our ancestors — our ancestors who lived their lives enslaved. And they will have one question for each of us, and one question only, and that is: what have you done with your freedom?”
Featuring a who’s who of New York studio musicians, singers, a rapper and an unforgettable tap dancer, Song For Our People is a thought-provoking meditation on what it means to be Black in America today, and a joyous testament to the power of collaborative action to create both art and social change.
Song For Our People… because the revolution will not be televised, but it still needs a soundtrack.