Working in Protest

Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 5 at 7:00pm

Filmmakers Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky have documented protests for more than 30 years. “Working in Protest” collects footage they’ve captured over those decades, offering a largely chronological compilation of protests from both the right and the left: Klan and white-power rallies; anti-racism and anti-war protests; Occupy Wall Street, Tea Party, and Black Lives Matter events; pro- and anti-Trump gatherings. The film features widely varying opinions and a diverse chorus of voices, all presented without significant judgment. Beginning with a recent event — a KKK rally in celebration of Trump’s victory that draws counter-protesters who successfully shut it down — “Working in Protest” then moves back to 1987, to a white-power rally that observers who are interviewed see as an artifact of a different time, a last gasp of the Confederacy. Contemporary events, of course, make their hopeful observations seem sadly naive and the events documented newly relevant.

2017
74 min.

Directed by

Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley

Country

U.S.

Film Category

Leon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight Race in America: The Black Experience Women in Film Spotlight

Subject

African American Class Issues Human Rights Policing/Criminal Justice Politics
With co-director Galinsky.

Film Website

Official Website

Shown with

Defending Durham

Defending Durham

Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley

A few days after a car slams into protesters in Charlottesville, Va., protesters mass in Durham, N.C., following rumors of a Klan march.

2017
10 min.

Silent Sam

Silent Sam

Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley

Tensions peak during a protest of the "Silent Sam" Confederate statue on the University of North Carolina campus.

2017
10 min.