The new initiative is set to launch with the Black Panther star and the activist as co-ambassadors and on Monday (October 12, 2020), organizers for the event announced the socially conscious productions they plan to screen.
The documentaries 40 Years a Prisoner and Freedia Got a Gun will be featured while original films Us Kids, Reefa, and SNCC, which includes late civil rights pioneer and politician John Lewis’ last filmed interview, are among those picked to be part of the festival.
“Through these films, we hope to advance the dialogue and help to reshape the narrative of racial and social justice in this country,” SJNFF creators Jeff and Nicole Friday shared in a statement. “The festival’s mission is to encourage people to recognize the fierce urgency of now-to watch, reflect, and take action.”
The films will be available for free streaming through a new platform at abffplay.com between October 21-25.
The Social Justice Now Film Festival will kick off with two films to be screened at the Paramount Drive-In Theater in Paramount, California – Just Mercy and Fruitvale Station, both of which feature Jordan starring in a true story.
Register for the event at https://socialjusticenowfilmfestival.org/.