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KZUM is proud to be a partner in presenting this season of Indie Lens Pop-Up, featuring screenings of documentaries scheduled for upcoming broadcast on INDEPENDENT LENS. They are free and open to the public, and are generally followed by a panel discussion or other presentation featuring local experts or key organizations working on issues covered in the film. Through these community screening events, NET is able to provide cutting-edge film content, information and resources. ITVS and Indi Lens Pop-Up has proven to be an excellent opportunity for NET community engagement to broaden its partnerships by collaborating with organizations to host regular events featuring new independent films on a broad range of topics.
This season NET Community Engagement has cultivated an array of new screening partners and will be holding screenings in both Lincoln and Omaha. In Lincoln, our lead partners will be the University of Nebraska–Lincoln/Center for Civic Engagement, the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of People of Color, OASIS through the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, and University Housing. In Omaha, NET will be screening the majority of the films in the black box theatre at the Union for Contemporary Art. The Omaha Empowerment Network has joined NET as a sponsor of our second film (Tell Them We Are Rising). For our final film of the season, we will be collaborating with the Lincoln Community Foundation’s Veteran’s Support Initiative.
Please join us for the next event in the 2018 season:
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
By Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams
Lincoln: Thursday, Feb. 1 at 6:30pm: UNL Union Auditorium, 1400 R St.
Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.
One of the challenges producer/director Stanley Nelson faced was there was no way to cover the over 100 historically Black institutions in 90 minutes.
Wednesday, March 14: Dolores
Thursday, April 19: Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky