Film Talk: 180 Days to Hartsville, Monday, 1/31, 3-4:30pm"Experience a year of a Southern town’s efforts to address the urgent demand for reform in American public schools, and watch what happens when the systems that can either fuel or diffuse that reform — bureaucracy, economic opportunity and fixed mindsets — interact and intersect."
180 Days to Harsville (2015) is an acclaimed documentary co-directed by Jones and Garland McLaurin who travelled down to rural South Carolina to examine issues and challenges in public schools -- including desegregation, poverty, and the drop out crisis.
Screening of Part One will be followed by discussion, with consideration of the lessons learned and wider problem across the country.
Screening of Part Two will take place on Friday, February 3rd (same time), with continuing conversation.
Please rsvp with your interest and details by Friday, January 27th.
Where: 306 Russell