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CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY ‘ON THE BRINK​’ TO DEBUT IN LOS ANGELES SEPTEMBER 19 & 21
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Date(s) - 09/19/2019 - 09/21/2019
5:45 pm

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Screenings in partnership with KAOS Network and LA County Library African American Resource Center

Featuring panels of LA civic leaders, including California African American Museum director George Davis and LA Commons CEO Karen Mack

Hailed as “a cautionary tale and a call to action” by the ​Seattle Times, ​the film ​On the Brink comes to Los Angeles with screenings September 19 and 21 in partnership with leading community and media institutions at two locations representing the diversity and resilience of LA neighborhoods.

Produced by award-winning podcast creator and University of Washington professor Jeff Shulman, ​On the Brink​ tells a ​story of Seattle’s once-thriving African American community now on the brink of vanishing. Featuring past and present residents of Seattle’s Central District, this timely documentary explores the human impact of gentrification while bringing attention to the historical racial covenants and redlining that have had a long-standing impact on the community. Accompanied by a soundtrack curated by Kyle Townsend – producer of multiple Oscar and Grammy-nominated songs – that features some of the Central District’s top musicians, the film speaks to the ongoing struggle to define and preserve a community that was once the only viable home for Seattle’s black residents.

Each screening will be accompanied by a panel featuring leading voices from Los Angeles’ cultural and community development sectors, providing attendees with the opportunity to explore the film’s implications for development, displacement, gentrification and renewal in LA County. The panel on September 19 will be moderated by Karen Mack, CEO of LA Commons, and feature ​LA Times​ arts and culture writer Makeda Easter. On September 21, George Davis, Executive Director of the California African-American Museum, moderates alongside panelists Ben Caldwell, founder of KAOS Network, and Berlinda Fontenot-Jamerson, chair of Destination Crenshaw. University of Washington architecture professor and Central District resident Donald King, featured in the film, participates in all three panels and Townsend, along with featured musical artist Draze, both raised in the Central District and now living in LA, will join the discussions.

Grand Performances is the media partner for ​On the Brink​ in Los Angeles. Donald King’s appearances are made possible by the University of Washington College of Built Environments.

For more details, visit ​www.onthebrinkmovie.com​ or ​www.facebook.com/OntheBrinkFilm​. View the trailer at ​www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAA-VhqnchI​.

Screening 1
Thursday, September 19th, 5:45pm
LA County Library African American Resource Center at A C Bilbrew Library 150 E El Segundo Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90061
Panel moderated by Karen Mack, CEO, LA Commons

Screening 2
Saturday, September 21, 3pm
KAOS Network
4343 Leimert Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Panel moderated by George Davis, Executive Director, California African American Museum

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Tags: Berlinda Fontenot-Jamerson, CAAM, California African-American Museum, George Davis, Jeff Shulman, KAOS Network, Karen Mack, Kyle Townsend, LA County Library African American Resource Center at A C Bilbrew Library, Makeda Easter, movie screening, On the Brink

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