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“Follow Me Home” Film // Berkeley

Free public screening at UC Berkeley of director Peter Bratt’s brilliant 1996 movie “Follow Me Home.” The film has yet to be picked up by a distributor, and is, therefore, not available via DVD or rentals.

Tue., October 27
5:30pm food reception
6pm introduction & film screening
followed by Q&A with Peter Bratt facilitated by Prof. Raúl Coronado.

NEW LOCATION:

2050 Valley LSB
UC Berkeley

Follow Me Home explores race and identity from the intersecting perspectives of Chicanos, African Americans, and Native Americans.

The movie follows four artists who embark on a cross-country road trip to paint a mural on the White House. Along their road trip, they experience a variety of social and internal conflicts as they discover their common humanity and ability to conquer the societal ills that affect them all. It is a beautiful, unique people of color focused film that received rave reviews for having an all-cast of people of color directed by a person of color.

When no major studio would distribute this film, Henri Norris, an African American woman who was an attorney then engaged in malpractice litigation, created New Millennia Films so that Bratt’s film and message could reach a significant audience.

To this day, no distributor has made his movie available to a larger viewing audience. This screening benefits Speak Out: the Institute for Democratic Education and Culture, an organization dedicated to the advancement of education, racial and social justice, and leadership development. http://www.speakoutnow.org/speaker/bratt-peter-weirich

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October 27 2015

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Date: October 27, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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2050 Valley LSB UC Berkeley