Freedom Flicks: The Newburgh Sting


Add to My Calendar Monday, March 30, 2015 6:00pm

CCR invites you to join us for a free screening and panel discussion of The Newburgh Sting on Monday March 30th at the Anthology Film Archives. The film is a critical and timely look at the impact of discriminatory policing and indeed, the value of black lives and we are excited to share it with our community.

What: The Newburgh Sting film screening and talkback
When: Monday, March 30th at 6:00-9:00 p.m. (doors at 6, film at 6:30)
Where: Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave (F train to 2nd Ave)
RSVP: Click here to RSVP online. This event is free and open to the public.

CCR Senior Staff Attorney Pardiss Kebriaei and DRUM Executive Director Fahd Ahmed will provide a talkback discussion alongside others TBD.

About the film
Just 60 miles north of New York City sits the poverty-stricken town of Newburgh, where, in 2009, four Black men are lured by a shady business man into a plot to bomb Jewish centers in the Bronx. But once the men were on board, their leader, who doubled as an FBI informant, led them straight to the authorities. Their arrest was hailed as a national victory in the war on terror. Using never-before-seen footage from hidden cameras, David Heilbroner and Kate Davis investigate just what homegrown terrorism truly means in this shocking and galvanizing exposé.

An official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival and a featured HBO documentary, the Newburgh Sting is a powerful film that highlights the intersection between pervasive post-9/11 government surveillance of Muslims, the historical targeting of black, low-income communities in America.

About Freedom Flicks
CCR hand-picks a new cutting-edge documentary to screen free of charge every month. After each screening, a rich program delves into the issues raised in the film and panelists share impressions on the film, discuss its themes, and build community.

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March 23, 2015