The Black Film Center/Archive will present a rare screening of Dee Rees’ documentary, Eventual Salvation (2008).
In 1958, Earnestine “Amma” Smith moved to the West African nation of Liberia to flee American racism. However, she left Liberia during the deadly civil wars and has now returned to rebuild her life.
Smith’s granddaughter, documentary filmmaker Dee Rees, accompanies Smith on her return to a new Liberia in Eventual Salvation. This screening of Rees’ first documentary feature is presented by the BFC/A and the IU Libraries’ Liberian Collections in anticipation of the November 2017 IU Cinema series, Dee Rees: Choosing The Hard Things. African Studies librarian Mireille Djenno will be present to introduce the film.
The screening is 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Franklin Hall screening room (304C) and is free and open to the public.