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Camera as Witness Presents four UNAFF documentaries at the World House Project Film Festival

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Camera as Witness Stanford Arts presents the REFLECTIONS series as part of the World House Project Film Festival in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

(40 min) US

Directors: Andrew Abrahams, Herb Ferrette
Producers: Lise Pearlman, Andrew Abrahams, Abby Ginzberg

In one of the “trials of the century,” Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton faced the death penalty for killing a white policeman in a pre-dawn car stop in 1967 Oakland.

(82 min) US  

Director/Producer: Abby Ginzberg 

Representative Barbara Lee is a steadfast voice for human rights, peace and economic and racial justice in the US Congress who was the lone vote in opposition to the broad authorization of military force following the 9/11 attacks.

(77 min) US

Director: Crystal Kwok
Producers: Daniel Wu, Lisa Ling, W. Kamau Bell

Blurring The Color Line follows director Crystal Kwok as she unpacks the history behind her grandmother’s family, who owned a Jim Crow-era neighborhood grocery store in the Black community of Augusta, Georgia. This documentary serves to disrupt racial narratives and bridge divides.

(47 min) Brazil/Italy

Director: Simonetta D'Italia Wiener
Producers: Simonetta D'Italia Wiener, T.J. Berden, Giovanni Morricone

A look inside the walls of the Association for the Protection and Assistance of Convicts, the revolutionary Brazilian prison system centered on the full recovery and rehabilitation of the person.


Virtual event, screenings and Zoom panel discussion with Dr. Clayborne Carson, a Professor of History at Stanford and the Founder of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, and UNAFF filmmakers Abby Ginzberg, Crystal Kwok and Herb Ferrette, moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Stanford Arts Camera as Witness Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF.

If interested to obtain film links and passwords to see the documentaries IN ADVANCE of the discussion between Friday, January 13th until Monday, January 16th, as well as a Zoom invitation for the panel discussion on Monday, January 16th from 1:00 - 2:00 PM PST please register here

For the 2023 MLK Day - The World House Project Film Festival screenings and webinars please visit


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