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Saturday, August 24 • 3:05pm - 4:52pm
Iron Grit

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Sixteen years after the Civil Rights Act was passed, public servants worked to dismantle the stigma of racial violence while pursuing unabridged equality in Birmingham, Ala. “Iron Grit” focuses on two pivotal characters: Richard Arrington and Bonita Carter. The tragedy surrounding Carter’s 1979 homicide inspired change across city government. Complete with interviews and raw footage, the documentary walks the audience through hardship and survival, showing how to put the pieces of a broken city back together. — Ashley B. Little

The Life & Liberty sidebar is sponsored by First Church Birmingham.

Screenings in the Alabama School of Fine Arts multiplex are proudly sponsored by Birmingham Business Journal and ASFA.


Filmmakers
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Jamel Lajuan

Film Director, Jazuma Entertainment, LLC
Jamel Lajuan is Jewish-African American Film Director born in Birmingham, Alabama who started out in the film industry as a child actor in regional TV commercials and young model for magazines. After retiring from playing college sports and receiving an honorable discharge as a U.S... Read More →

Sponsors
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Alabama School of Fine Arts

Alabama School of Fine Arts
The Alabama School of Fine Arts is a partially residential public school authorized and funded by the Alabama Legislature to provide tuition-free instruction for impassioned students, grades 7-12. The school provides focused specialty instruction in Creative Writing, Dance, Mathematics... Read More →
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First Church Birmingham

First Church Birmingham
An historic church in the heart of downtown Birmingham, First Church Birmingham is an open place for ALL to worship, grow, and serve. We are a diverse congregation made up of people from all over the Birmingham metro area and beyond.



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