The International Civil Rights Center & Museum of Greensboro, North Carolina will feature Documentary Film, Racial Taboo, during the month of July
Wilmington, NC (BlackNews.com) — Wave Communications is pleased to announce that the documentary, Racial Taboo, will be highlighted at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, each Saturday, during the month of July. The continuous screenings start at 1:00 p.m. and conclude at 6:00 p.m. Each month a different thought provoking documentary serves as the focus for inquiry into some civil or human rights issue in societies around the world. Racial Taboo, a feature-length documentary, provides people with a common experience that enables conversations about race.
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum, a state-of-the-art facility, takes visitors on an excursion into American civil rights history and brings them to an awareness that this struggle continues today. The Museum’s Executive Director, Bamidele Demerson said, “A society with a racial caste system – replete with stratified and stereotyped groups – is incompatible with the ideals of a freedom loving democracy. Racial Taboo can serve as a point of departure for dialogues on the direction our country must move.”
The discussion of race is a very sensitive subject. Racial Taboo is a film produced specifically to help Black and White people have a meaningful conversation about race. The film was developed after researching what Black people would like White people to know and what White people have always wanted to ask.
Although people can watch Racial Taboo alone, it is most effective when viewed by a racially diverse audience followed by a discussion. According to Brian Grimm, the film’s director, “Some White people may initially dismiss the film’s content as previously covered territory, but after seeing the depth of Black people’s reactions, they typically begin to open up to the reality of the Black experience at a very human level. As a result, Black people open up more too.”
Racial Taboo looks at such concepts as: White Privilege, the biological basis of fear, how the media perpetuates race-based fear and distrust, and how the psychological legacy of enslavement can be seen today. It also looks at how the current generation of youth is impacted by not knowing its history. Ultimately, the film encourages us to explore our own prejudices and broaden our minds and our relationships.
The Racial Taboo trailer can be viewed online at www.RacialTaboo.com. If you find the trailer informative, please Like “Racial Taboo” on Facebook and follow them on Twitter at @RacialTaboo #RacialTaboo