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EVERY MOTHER'S SON sparks passionate debate about civil rights, cultural difference, the criminal justice system, activism and the practice and potential power of documentary filmmaking. An appearance by the mothers featured in the film, or by filmmakers Tami Gold and Kelly Anderson, turns a screening of this powerful documentary into an unforgettable event.
To date, the EVERY MOTHER'S SON national speaking tour has visited the following colleges and universities:
Bergen Community College
New York University
Montclair State University
Seton Hall University
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)
Hunter College (CUNY)
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Queens College (CUNY)
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QUOTES FROM EDUCATORS:
"EVERY MOTHER'S SON brilliantly illustrates the capacity human beings have to overcome our pain by bearing witness, by finding the power to speak out against police violence and misconduct … a masterpiece of contemporary documentary filmmaking. "
Director, Columbia University's Center for Contemporary Black History
"Gold and Anderson have given teachers of Women's Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies and Criminal Justice a precious tool for inspiring our students in a harshly conservative climate. This is one of the most brilliant and unforgettable documentaries I have seen in these dark days."
Professor of Political Science, Hunter College
"EVERY MOTHER'S SON achieves remarkable intimacy and depth around a controversial topic, and helps us to wrestle with this important issue. A must see! "
Youth Services Librarian, Princeton Public Library
"The courage and dignity with which the mothers transcend their personal tragedies to pursue justice is moving and inspiring. The film eloquently makes the point that change is made by regular people working together and supporting each other. It will be an essential teaching tool in academic and community settings. Despite the sadness of the situations and the outrageous behavior of the police and the public officials, the film gives us hope."
Marlene Fried, Professor
Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program