A documentary film about the brave young people who “stood up to speak their minds against social injustice in some of our nation’s most turbulent and transformative years,” Fire in the Heartland: Kent State, May 4th, and Student Protest in America screened five years ago at the 2010 Cleveland International Film Festival. The movie has since been recut, and the producers are the midst of raising money to secure music rights so that the film can be distributed. The current edited version that now clocks in at 99 minutes was just shown as part of the 45th Anniversary of May 4th. It screens again at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at the Beachland Ballroom as part of a benefit screening designed to help pay for the music rights.
“We are inviting film fans, political activists and human rights advocates who are working on the Black Lives Matter issues of today to all come and get enlightened about the bonds created in the ‘60s around civil rights and anti-war issues and anyone who can to donate or spread the word about this film,” says Beachland co-owner Cindy Barber in a press release.
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