IFFBoston 2022

The Panola Project: Celebrating the Power of Black Women

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This event is free and open to the public.

THE PANOLA PROJECT by award-winning filmmakers Rachael DeCruz and Jeremy S. Levine chronicles the heroic efforts of Dorothy Oliver to keep her small town of Panola, Alabama safe from COVID-19. Today, nearly 99% of adults in her town have received the vaccine in a state with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. The Panola Project illuminates how an often-overlooked rural Black community comes together in creative ways to survive.

Join the unstoppable Dorothy Oliver—who has received recognition from Vice President Kamala Harris, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Lawrence O’Donnell—in person for a special discussion on the power of Black women, talking across political divides, and community-based organizing. Dorothy will be joined by filmmakers Levine and DeCruz in a conversation moderated by Amber Payne, co-editor in chief of The Emancipator.
Presented by Ford Hall Forum