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Film Screening: Faith & Freedom Screening Sponsored by The Juneteenth Celebration Committee and Denton Black Film Festival

June 18 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

Uncover the deep spiritual significance of America’s newest federal holiday with pastor Rasool Berry in “Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom,”. Guests Opal Lee (Grandmother of Juneteenth), Lecrae, & more.
Emotional, evocative, inspirational, and educational; it is necessary viewing for groups and individuals interested in the history of Juneteenth, and its vital intersection with the Christian faith.
New Film Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom Screening Sponsored by The Juneteenth Celebration Committee and Denton Black Film Festival
Date: Saturday June 18 2023
Time: 4-6pm
Location: American Legion Hall 629 Lakey St, Denton, TX 76205 (Limited Seating)

Film Information
In Juneteenth: Faith and Freedom, Our Daily Bread Ministries’ Rasool Berry brings viewers on a journey of discovery as he explores how Juneteenth unfolded in Galveston, Texas, where the celebration originated. Berry visits historical sites and talks to scholars, advocates, direct descendants of formerly enslaved people, as well as the “grandmother of Juneteenth,” Ms. Opal Lee. They uncover what actually happened on June 19, 1865 and discuss the community response, the aftermath of events, and what happens next.

These direct accounts are priceless pieces of American history weaved together to tell a story of faith, hope, resilience, and perseverance. Juneteenth: Faith and Freedom is emotional, evocative, inspirational, and educational; it is necessary viewing for groups and individuals interested in the history of Juneteenth, and its vital intersection with the Christian faith.

“The first celebration of what has become known as Juneteenth took place at a church in Galveston, and I discovered that people who were closest to it understood their emancipation on spiritual terms. To really understand that story, we need to grasp their perspective on their own emancipation. The church is where the story starts, but that’s not where the faith component ends. The role of the Black church in establishing communities was really vital, I discovered,” says Berry.

Directed by Ya’Ke Smith, a rising voice in independent cinema who is celebrated for his “unflinching and veracious style of storytelling,” Juneteenth: Faith and Freedom is presented by the Our Daily Bread Voices Collection and Our Daily Bread Media in association with Exodus Filmworks and the Jude 3 Project.

 

 

Details

Date:
June 18
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
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Venue

American Legion Hall
629 Lakey St
Denton, TX 76205 United States

Organizers

Juneteenth Celebration Committee
Denton Black Film Festival