Thaddeus Stevens Prize for Social Engagement
Virginia has more Confederate monuments than any other state—including five large tributes on a mansion-lined stretch of the capital. Through family stories and rich archival sources, this penetrating film uncovers the 150 years of Black resistance to Richmond’s Confederate statues and the white supremacy they represent. Through thoughtful and emotional interviews, voices of long-time Richmonders, activists, elected officials, journalists, and historians explain the forces that kept the monuments up—and the protests that took them down.
Date: Saturday, August 28
Location: Robison Hall
Directors: Hannah Ayers [Attending MNFF7], Lance Warren [Attending MNFF7]
Writers: Hannah Ayers, Lance Warren
Producers: Hannah Ayers, Lance Warren
Location: United States