EventsBest of the Black Harvest Film Festival: Let The Little Light Shine

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Best of the Black Harvest Film Festival: Let The Little Light Shine

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM


Star of Let the Little Light Shine
Film Still from Let the Little Light Shine

Please join us for this Best of the Black Harvest Film pick, Chicago's premier festival for showcasing African American and the African diaspora.

Let the Little Light Shine

2022, Director Kevin Shaw

USA, 86 min.

In English

Chicago 2017: After closing down dozens of public schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration sets out to shutter yet another, the top-ranked National Teachers Academy in the South Loop. But mother-professor-activist Elisabeth Greer and members of her community are fighting back. Filmmaker Kevin Shaw (a director on Steve James’ AMERICA TO ME) was on the ground for the entire riveting David vs. Goliath saga. As the film tracks this passionate group of parents and students rising up for their beloved elementary school, it also reveals the bracing realities of systemic racism and gentrification. Director Kevin Shaw scheduled to attend.

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African American History
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Art, Movies and Performances

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