April 21, 2022
- Screening of 'Monumental Crossroads' documentary
- Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Location: Sandburg Theater
- Description: Western Illinois University will host Dutch filmmaker Tim van den Hoff for a screening of his film, "Monumental Crossroads," from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 21 in the Sandburg Theater.
The film chronicles a 6,000-mile road trip through the former Confederacy as monuments in numerous communities are targeted for removal. Struck by the similarities to debates about blackface traditions surrounding "Black Pete" in the Netherlands, van den Hoff learned through his travels the depth of the racial divide in America. Through interviews with residents in the monument-based communities, van den Hoff records the opinions of both the pro and con residents and their debates about the status of the monuments.
The screening is being hosted by WIU Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion Sterling Saddler; WIU Professor and Anthropology Program Director Heather McIlvaine-Newsad; and Malpass Libraries.
For more information about the film, or to view its trailer, visit monumentalcrossroads.com.
- Related Web Site: Monumental Crossroads: The Fight for Southern Heritage
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- Source: Public Events