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Change The Name

Directed by

Cai Thomas

20 mins

Saturday, November 20, 2021

7:00 PM

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Fifth grade student activists and educators in Chicago campaign to change the name of a park from a slaveholder to abolitionists Anna Murray and Frederick Douglass.

About the Filmmaker

Cai Thomas is a documentary filmmaker telling verité stories at the intersection of location, self-determination, and identity about Black youth and elders. She grew up in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood and is deeply interested in stories rooted in place. Her most recent film Queenie about a Black lesbian elder premiered at NewFest winning the NY Short Grand Jury award. She is a NeXt Doc and Sisters in Cinema Fellow as well as a Mellon Arts Practitioner Fellow at Stanford’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

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