Workers Unite Film Festival presents an evening of film, activism and music with a live performance by drummer, composer and poet William Hooker. Hooker will provide a soundtrack of avant-garde jazz to the silent film “The Symbol of the Unconquered.” Directed by Oscar Micheaux, who is widely regarded as the first major African-American feature filmmaker, “The Symbol of the Unconquered” was celebrated as a direct rebuttal to “The Birth of a Nation” when it was released in 1920.
The film screening and live performance are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome and will benefit Workers Unite Film Festival. Reserve your space today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/program-36-oscar-micheaux-the-symbol-of-the-unconquered-within-our-gates-silent-with-drummer-tickets-34015422043.
Now in its sixth year, the annual Workers Unite Film Festival brings together activists, academics and filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds for a celebration of social justice and the arts. Through dozens of documentary screenings, community forums, and interactive events across New York City, the festival provides working people with a platform to tell their stories while leading a movement for meaningful change.