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Archives in Real Time: Here’s to Flint and Off the Record screening and discussion with Kate Levy and Shanna Merola

"Here's to Flint" and "Off the Record" "Here's to Flint" and "Off the Record"
Screening of Kate Levy’s film “Here’s to Flint” (45 min) and Shanna Merola’s film “Off the Record” (25 min), followed by discussion with the filmmakers.

“Here’s to Flint,” filmed in large part before and during the time the Flint water crisis was first coming to light, provides a behind-the-scenes, grassroots view of the community’s efforts to find, document and expose the truth about the poisoning of their city’s water supply while under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager. Levy, a documentary filmmaker, artist, and media activist, co-directed this film with Curt Guyette, Michigan Investigative Journalist of the Year and ACLU of MI Staff Investigative Journalist.

"Off the Record," presents Merola’s experiences with legal observing during political uprisings across the country, from the deeply embattled struggle for water rights in Detroit and Flint to the frontlines of Ferguson and Standing Rock. Shanna Merola is an artist and photojournalist. In addition she works with the Detroit and Michigan Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild to provide legal support for activists around the state.

Part of the Institute for the Humanities’ Year of Archives and Futures film series inspiring conversations on the relationship between archives and justice and organized in celebration of the U-M Bicentennial.
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When and Where

Map 202 S. Thayer - Institute for the Humanities Common Room

October 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

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