Our 2018/2019 Indie Lens Pop-Up lineup of free documentary screenings kicks off this month with the gripping feature Dawnland.  The film shares the untold story of Indigenous child removal in the United States through the first government-endorsed truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in the nation, tasked with investigating the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on Native American communities.  The Indie Lens Pop-Up series has been screened in our region since 2013 as a component of RiverRun’s Films With Class education program.  In partnership with ITVS and PBS, documentaries are screened prior to their television airing on Independent Lens.  The screenings are completely free and include a discussion afterward.  Dawnland will screen on October 23 at 6:00 PM at the Forsyth County Central Library, and on October 24 at 6:30 PM at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Bryan Building, Room 104.

RiverRun’s Indie Lens Pop-Up, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.

Free Screenings:

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:00 PM
Forsyth County Central Library
660 W. Fifth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Map it
Panel discussion following

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:30 PM
Bryan Building, Room 104
516 Stirling St.
Greensboro, NC 27412 Map it
Panel discussion following