“The March” Film Screening To Mark 50th Year

August 22, 2013

The U.S. Consulate and the Bermuda National Library invite the public to a special showing of “The March” at the adult library on Queen Street on Wednesday, August 28, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

The 32-minute film marks the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, which featured Dr Martin Luther King’s delivering his historic “I Have a Dream” speech to a massive crowd.

U.S. Consul General Bob Settje thanked Head Librarian Joanne Brangman for working with the Consulate to provide a venue for this gathering.

Mr Settje said: “The August 28, 1963 march and speech mark one of the largest political rallies for human rights in U.S. history and are a defining moment in the American Civil Rights Movement. The speech has inspired generations of U.S. and global audiences.”

Part #1 of “The March”:

Because of limited space, only 50 guests can be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Light refreshments will be served, and Mr. Settje will greet the guests prior to the screening and be available for discussion at the conclusion of the video.

“The March” was produced by award-winning filmmaker James Blue. The film’s primary focus is the people who came to Washington to demonstrate their desire for freedom and equality. The film features speeches by civil rights leaders, including Dr King delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech.

It was made for the Motion Picture Service Unit of the United States Information Agency for use outside the United States.

Fear­ing pro­pa­ganda, the 1948 Smith-Mundt Act man­dated that no USIA film could be shown domestically with­out a spe­cial act of Con­gress. In 1990 Congress authorized these films to be shown in the U.S. twelve years after their initial release.

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