Opening Night


October 30th - Day 1

Youthful Expression Block

12 PM - 1:20 PM

Lunch time                                        :15         

Micro Chip Girl                                  :20

Partners                                             :19

Censored                                           :2:37

Breaking Free                                    :3:25

Future Warfare                                 :3:22


Public Forum Panels (overflow space)

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

The current state of Public Education in underserved communities

Who is actually accountable for ensuring students receive the education necessary to prepare them for the future? Is it the role of the Federal Government, the state, teachers, or the parent? How do we hold each stakeholder accountable for the success of our youth?

Public schools in underserved communities are being taken over by Charter Schools, both with the funding of Charters with State and Federal dollars and the taking of prime real estate within the public school walls.  The idea of choice how does the new educational policies affect underserved communities?


Senator Brian Benjamin

Greg Lucas

Aixa Rodriguez


1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Saving Barbara Sizemore          :84


Documentary Block

2:50 PM - 4:30 PM

Pull up your pants                            :30

Back to Natural                                 :70


Take It To The Streets Block: Music, Dance and Culture

4:40 PM - 5:40 PM

Habana Eighth                               :29

Streetwrite                                     :23

Slaying your Inner Demon            :05

Pixan: The Ghost of Gongora       :05


5:45 PM - 7 PM

Elementary Genocide


6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Opening Night Reception


Opening Night Film

8 PM - 10 PM





October 31st, 2017 DAY 2


The End of Mass Incarceration

12 PM - 1:30 PM

Incarcerating Us                            :84


1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

The Mind of Mark  DeFriest          :100


Public Forum Panel

2 PM - 3:30 PM

Understanding our penal system of rehabilitative, restorative, reconciliatory, and punitive justice and what arguments can be made for or against abolishing prisons in America.

Is the current system of justice in the United States effective in eradicating crime and decreasing recidivism. How does the current system in the United States compare to other penal systems across the globe.  We will discuss the pros and cons of each of these systems, where the American Penal system falls and how we can best meet the needs of our prison population to ensure they are able to return to society as productive and contributing citizens.  What is the impact on recidivism under each of these systems? What are the effects on society if we abolish prisons all together, are there alternatives to incarceration?


Gina Belafonte

Khalil Cumberbatch

Baz Dreisinger

Harold C. Miller Jr.

Jamal Wilkerson

Fury Young


After Prison Block

3:45 – 5:00pm

The Return                                  :83

Twenty Years Later                    :09


Trafficking Block

5:10pm - 6:45pm

The Reunion


Surviving International Blvd