From Kim A. Snyder, director of the Peabody Award-winning documentary Newtown, comes an insightful, rousing coming-of-age story of a generation of youth leaders determined to take the reigns and fight for justice at a most critical time in our nation’s history. Sparked by the plague of gun violence ravaging their schools, Us Kids chronicles the March For Our Lives movement over the course of several years. It follows X Gonzalez, its co-founders, survivors, and a group of teenage activists as they pull off the largest youth protest in American history. They set out across the country and globally to build an inclusive and unprecedented youth movement that addresses racial justice, a growing public health crisis, and shocking a political system into change.
This film is part of September's "Generation Kick-Ass" theme.
Featuring post-show Q&A with the film's director/ producer Kim A. Snyder!
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Cinema New Bedford showcases acclaimed films from around the world that feature great storytelling and a wide variety of perspectives. Join us each week to experience award-winning films that harness the power of feeling to entertain and enlighten. After each film, post-show discussions with the minds behind the film deepen our engagement with what we experienced on-screen and build community and connection.
July saw the "Best of the Fests" featuring film festival favorites. And, after a hiatus in August, September brings “Generation Kick-Ass” showcasing young people changing the world. Find the line-up below.
This series is curated by Mocha James Herrup, PhD, (they/them), founder of the New Bedford Film Society. Mocha James draws from their work as a film professor, arts and culture writer, and film festival programmer to bring films to New Bedford that audiences might not otherwise get to experience.