The Park Center for Independent Media and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) present an online discussion on “America Street,” a documentary by Idrissou Mora-Kpai (Ithaca College) on Wednesday, September 23, at 4 p.m. (EDT). This discussion follows the world theatrical premiere of the documentary in September at Cinemapolis via their Virtual Cinema platform. The film opens on Friday, September 18, for a one-week exclusive theatrical run. The screening is accessible to anyone anywhere in the world via https://cinemapolis.org/film/america-street-2/
“America Street” follows Joe, the owner of a small corner store at the heart of a disappearing Black community in Charleston, South Carolina, resisting the mounting forces of gentrification and racial violence, including the police killing of Walter Scott.
The panel will be moderated by Professor Patricia Zimmermann, who is the co-director of FLEFF. Comprising the panel will be professors Idrissou Mora-Kpai (Ithaca College), R.A. Judy (University of Pittsburgh), Reece Auguiste (University of Colorado, Boulder), and Janet Walker (University of California, Santa Barbara); and Brett Bossard (Executive Director, Cinemapolis).