The University of Massachusetts Boston Film Series—an initiative of the Chancellor's Office to showcase innovative and thought-provoking filmmakers and their work— continues today at 7PM with GOD LOVES UGANDA and Filmmaker Q&A with Roger Ross-Williams.
A powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to infuse African culture with values imported from America’s Christian Right. The film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders fighting sexual immorality and missionaries trying to convince Ugandans to follow biblical law.
Roger Ross Williams directed and produced Music by Prudence, winner of the 2010 Academy Award® for documentary short subject. He is the first African American to win an Oscar® for directing and producing a film. He has produced and directed dozens of hours of non-fiction programming for major television networks and cable channels. Williams has won numerous awards for his work. Currently Williams has several projects in development, including a feature narrative film about the African American Baptist church titled Black Sheep.
The UMass Boston Film Series pays particular attention to emerging and iconic directors of acclaimed documentaries that have obtained recognition for their unique, relevant, and exceptional cinematic efforts. The Series hosts filmmakers for in-person Q&As moderated by curator and lecturer Chico Colvard. The Film Series also partners with UMass Boston faculty, film industry insiders, and local organizations to participate in post-screening panel discussions about the issues central to the featured films. Ultimately, the UMass Boston Film Series aims to create a synergy of place around the moving image.
Campus Center Ballroom, 3rd Floor
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
Take the Red Line to JFK/UMass
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