The Trenton Project: Student Documentary Screening April 12

Monday, Apr 10, 2017

A screening and discussion 

The Trenton Project

The 1960s: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Six short student documentaries

Arts Council of Princeton
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton
Free and open to the public
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We’re very pleased – thanks to the Arts Council of Princeton — to invite you to a screening of six short documentaries made by the Princeton University students of Urban Studies 202, Documentary Film and the City. This year's films look specifically at the unrest in Trenton during April 1968, following the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the death of one young Trentonian, 19-year old college student Harlan Joseph, who was shot that night by a police officer. This topic has taken our students into the archives—the Trenton Free Public Library’s Trentoniana Room, the Fire Department archives, the State Archives and Trenton Central High School—and into the private collections and memories of many Trentonians.

We invite you to join for a discussion of the films, April 1968 and the process of community-based research with student filmmakers and several of the Trentonians who generously agreed to participate in the project. The evening will be moderated by Arts Council director Taneshia Laird. The event is free and open to the public.

Thank you again for your interest, participation and support --
Purcell Carson & Alison Isenberg
project directors