HOST A VIRTUAL SCREENING

Odyssey Impact drives social change through innovative storytelling and media that connect faith and secular communities and inspire us all to take action on the most pressing issues of our time.

 

We are offering the opportunity for groups to host virtual screenings of four films. Interested in taking part? Review the titles below and complete the form and we’ll be in touch with more information.

 

Fees associated with screening opportunities and resources available to accompany each film to foster post-screening discussion.

 

THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR

 

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. The Rape of Recy Taylor exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story

 

What previous screening hosts have to say:

“My screening experience was very moving. The conversations that were started will continue.”

MILWAUKEE 53206

 

Milwaukee 53206 chronicles the lives of those living in the ZIP code that incarcerates the highest percentage of black men in America, up to 62%. Through the intimate stories of three 53206 residents, we witness the high toll that mass incarceration takes on individuals and families that make up the community. The film examines Milwaukee’s ZIP code 53206 to illuminate the story of people from across the United States who live with the daily affects of mass incarceration.

 

What viewers have to say:

“I am on fire after this film and I am ready to do all I can for my community.”

THE SENTENCE

 

The Sentence explores the devastating consequences of mass incarceration and mandatory minimum drug sentencing through the story of Cindy Shank, a mother of three young children serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement in a Michigan drug ring years before. A lyrical, intimate story documented over 10 years by Cindy’s younger brother, filmmaker Rudy Valdez, The Sentence follows Cindy’s struggles to be present in her children’s lives from behind bars and her daughters’ experiences growing up without their mother at home, while her husband, parents and siblings fight for her release before the last months of the Obama administration’s Clemency Project.

 

What viewers have to say:

“A documentary that will open up discussion on this subject matter that needs complete reworking in a too flawed system. It’s proof positive in this electric piece.”

HEALING THE HEALERS

 

Healing the Healers is a new media resource intended to support clergy, laity, social workers, first responders and other faith leaders facing community-level trauma. In the first five parts of an ongoing video series, Rev. Matthew Crebbin begins an important conversation with colleagues in which they acknowledge the unique stress they face in the aftermath of community trauma.

 

What viewers have to say:

“The films and discussion grew my perspective and empathy. I appreciate the opportunity to consider trauma in my community and how I prepare future teachers. I am intrigued about cultivating hope in the midst of trauma.”

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