FILLING THE GAP
New film that teaches African-American History for k-12
Conceived as an effort to alter the way African-American children see themselves and their ancestors, this docu-drama highlights the inventive and inspired contributions of African-Americans in the 1840s, the period leading to the Civil War in American History.
Developed in collaboration with Florida-based historian Mary Fears to produce a historically accurate portrayal of the brave, compelling lives of African American skilled craftsmen, artists, inventors, and Union spies, the film is certain to enthrall young audiences with this overlooked facet of history. USA, 2010, 83 min, docu-drama, English, TyroneYoung, dir.
Filling The Gap will screen Sunday, January 15 @ 2PM as part of the Best Docs of ADIFF 2011 series to be held at Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street – 263 Grace Dodge.
Ticket price for Filling the Gap:
Free for children 10 years old and younger
$7 for children 10 to 18 years old
$9 for seniors and students
$11 for general audience