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Black History Month Film Screening Planned in Teaneck [VIDEO]

School board to host documentary screening followed by soul food tasting and panel discussion.

The Teaneck Board of Education will host a screening of "Sing Your Song," a critically acclaimed documentary about the life and activism of Harry Belafonte. 

The screening will be held at the Benjamin Franklin Middle School auditorium (1315 Taft Road) Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. A soul food tasting and panel discussion will follow the film. 

Local organizations and businesses teamed up with the town's school board to put together the event. 

Full details on the event are below, as provided by the school district: 

In celebration of African-American History Month, the Teaneck Board of Education is partnering with various Teaneck community organizations, individuals and restaurants to host a screening of  Sing Your Song, the critically acclaimed documentary about the life and activism of Harry Belafonte. The film will be shownon Sunday, February 24 at 3:00PM in the auditorium of Benjamin Franklin Middle School located at 1315 Taft Road, Teaneck, N.J. (parking is in the rear of the building off Windsor Road). 

This inspiring documentary about Harry Belafonte the famous singer/actor/activist focuses on his civil and human rights involvement including his current activism.  The film was shown in November, 2012 as part of the Teaneck International Film Festival and it was well received by the audience. The documentary was also a selection of the Sundance Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival and several other internationally recognized film festivals. 

The Teaneck Board of Education is delighted to share the film with our school and greater Teaneck community. Come join us to see it for the first time or perhaps see it again! 

The event is free and open to the public.  The program will began with a  screening of the documentary, followed by a soul food tasting and a thought provoking post film panel discussion.

Please RSVP, call (201) 862-2322 or email singyoursong@teaneckschools.org by Thursday, February 21, 2013.

 

 

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