WINDY CITY TIMES
||'Woke Up Black' screening Feb. 27
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Filmmaker and activist Mary Morten's documentary, Woke Up Black, will screen at Loyola University Chicago's Water Tower Campus Monday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m.
Woke Up Black focuses on five Black youths, along with their struggles and triumphs as they start their journey into adulthood. The film places at its center the voices of Black youth: their ideas, attitudes and opinions that are often overlooked in today's society.
For two years, Morten and associate producers Keisha Farmer-Smith, Aparna Sharma, and Marisol Ybarra followed five youth from the Chicago area to explore their experiences when it comes to navigating the world they live in. As they move through their personal challenges this documentary also mirrors the complexities of this often ignored group that are at the center of many sociopolitical issues, including discrimination, political participation, sex and relationships, music and the media's portrayal of Black youth.
For more information, go to www.wokeupblack.com or email email@example.com . Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wokeupblack, or at @wokeupblackdoc on Twitter.
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