The Sun Rises in The East chronicles the birth, rise and legacy of The East, a pan-African cultural organization founded in 1969 by teens and young adults in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Led by educator and activist Jitu Weusi, The East embodied Black self-determination, building more than a dozen institutions including its own African-centered school, food co-op and more. The documentary delivers an exhilarating and compelling vision for today’s movement for racial justice, showing just how much is possible.
Date: Wednesday, August 24
Location: Twilight Hall
Directed: Tayo Giwa
Written by: Tayo Giwa, Cynthia Gordy Giwa
Produced by: Tayo Giwa, Cynthia Gordy Giwa
Length: 58 minutes
Location: United States