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Encircle films presents: FIRE IN THE HEARTLAND!
May 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fire in the Heartland -click for poster-
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Last year we had to turn away many folks who came to see “Fire in the Heartland”, so we’re pleased to show this powerful film again, in a newly edited version.
Please join us for Fire in the Heartland on Thursday, May 4.
Fire in the Heartland: Kent State, May 4th, and Student Protest in America is a documentary film about a generation of young people, who stood up to speak their minds against social injustice in some of our nation’s most turbulent and transformative years, the 1960s through the 1970s. On May 4th, 1970, thirteen of these young Americans were shot down by the National Guard in an act of violence against unarmed students that has never been fully explained. Four, Jeffery Miller, Sandy Scheuer, Bill Shroeder and Allison Krause, were killed. Immediately afterward the largest student strikes and student protests in history swept across 3,000 campuses nationwide, punctuated ten days later by the shooting of African American students at Jackson State University. There, James Earl Green and Phillip Lafayette Gibbs were killed.
This is their story and a story of all times when human beings are faced with injustice and are asked to choose—to stand by or to stand up, to stay silent or to raise a voice, to stay safe or to put themselves at risk, sometimes at very great risk. This is a story that resonates as much today as it did in the 1960s and 1970s.
Fire in the Heartland is produced and directed by Eugene filmmaker Daniel Miller.
We are honored to have these panel members available for a Q&A discussion following the film:
Michael Carrigan, Community Organizer, CALC
Steve Morozumi, Programs Adviser, U of O
Charise Cheney, Assoc. Professor, Ethnic Studies, U of O
Casey Marks-Fife, one of the film’s editors and son of Robin Marks-Fife, Kent State alumni
You can view the film trailer and speaker bios here: http://www.
We expect this film to be another sellout, so we recommend that you purchase a ticket online in advance: