CITIZEN CLARK: A LIFE OF PRINCIPLE
Tuesday, December 5 at 6:45 pm
featuring Q & A w/ director Joe Stillman
General Admission – $15 • Senior/Student – $10
A Fundraiser for the documentary on the life of former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, featuring NEW FOOTAGE with Alice Walker!
For fifty years, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark has challenged the abuses of U.S. power and championed the causes of human rights. This beautiful and moving film, which will include new footage with Alice Walker and more will be followed by a short 15-20 minute Q & A with director Joe Stillman.
Ramsey Clark turns 90 on Dec. 18th. The Q & A will be followed by cake and a chance to sign the 90th birthday card for Ramsey!
ABOUT THE FILM
This feature documentary details Ramsey Clark’s lifetime commitment to justice and human rights. As the highest law enforcement officer of the land under LBJ, Clark supervised the drafting and the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968, two key milestones in the history of the United States. Among the topics that will be covered in this comprehensive film will be growing up in Texas, WWII, The Kennedy Years, Vietnam and the effects the draft had on African-American’s, Martin Luther King, Civil Rights, The Selma to Montgomery March, Voting Rights, Native American Land Reparations, Working with LBJ, Dealing with J. Edgar Hoover, Robert F. Kennedy, Latin American Wars, The Iraq War, War Crimes, Torture, Crime in America, The Prison System, The Palestinian Conflict, Poverty in the U.S., The right to a fair trial, Militarism, Drones, and Materialism in America. The narrative of this documentary will be told through the Mr. Clark’s first hand experiences and others who were witnesses to the events and topics we will cover in this film at that time.