For the first time in 25 years Peter Bratt’s powerful film Follow Me Home is getting a re-release. The film centers on racial inequality, social justice and oppression. It is as timely as ever. The film stars Benjamin Bratt, Alfre Woodard, Jesse Borrego and the fresh-faced newcomer Salma Hayek in one of her first on-screen roles.
The film will be made available for everyone to watch for free. Check out the trailer for the film, below.
During this week-long activation, there will be a three-night live event available nationwide online at www.FollowMeHomeTheMovie.com for the public to join discussions focused on the themes that follow:
- On Wednesday, October 28th the Follow Me Home Coalition in partnership with The BIG We will host a panel discussion with the cast and filmmakers of “Follow Me Home,” including Golden Globe and Emmy winning actor Alfre Woodard, Benjamin Bratt, Jesse Borrego and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Peter Bratt. Special guests to be announced later this week. The conversation will be centered around select scenes – what they mean and how they relate to the current climate. It will also allow the cast and guests to candidly address both new and old ways of thinking as they examine language written over 20 years ago in contrast and comparison with today’s dialogue.
- On Thursday, October 29th, there will be a series of brief chats with activists and thought leaders including Pulitzer Prize winning writer, Alice Walker, Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta and NY Times best-selling author and former SC state legislator, Bakari Sellers, amongst others to dive deeper into key themes of the film:
- Follow Women: A conversation on feminism then and now, and the value of having women in positions of political power.
- Follow Me to the Polls: A dialogue about voting rights, voter turnout and the importance of civic engagement.
- Who Do I Follow?: An honest and thought-provoking discussion about how and where white people can engage to further the antiracist movement.
- On Friday, October 30th, we will borrow from the indigenous practice of story circles to create space for honest, unfiltered dialogue around race, this moment in time, and what’s possible for the future. We will invite a curated group of audience members to share their stories of home & belonging around race.
The full line-up of speakers will be announced leading up to the events on October 28, 29 and 30.
Be sure to check out this one-of-a-kind special event at: www.FollowMeHomeTheMovie.com
Credit: Courtesy of Follow Me Home
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