The death of Michael Brown, shot by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in 2014, was national news after protests erupted there. But the history of Ferguson, a formerly whites-only “sundown town,” and the neighboring black town of Kinloch, now semi-abandoned, is not well known. Incorporating reflections of residents of Kinloch and Ferguson (including Gillooly, who grew up in Ferguson), this film explores the relationship between these two towns. Beginning with a 1960s roadblock that divided then-white Ferguson from black Kinloch, the film depicts a micro-history of race relations in America.
Filmmakers Jane Gillooly, Khary Saeed Jones, and Aparna Agrawal will be in attendance.
Conversation moderated by Abigail Satinsky, an arts organizer, curator, and writer on socially engaged art and curatorial practice. She is curator of exhibitions and programs at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.