7pm, Monday, Dec 8
Vermont Workers’ Center, 294 North Winsooki Ave, Burlington
Come join us on Monday, December 8th, 7pm, at the Vermont Workers’ Center, 294 No Winooski Ave. We will be watching “Fundi.” This 48 minute film is about the life and efforts of the great Civil Rights organizer Ella Baker. (full description below)
Come get acquainted with this great leader, in whose memory the Workers’ Center has dedicated the upcoming Human Rights Conference, at UVM, on Saturday, December 13th (which is her birthday). Learn more and free registration at http://www.workerscenter.org/hrconference
This movie will kick off a series of gatherings at the Workers’ Center; to include skill shares, talks, films, book discussions, music, dance, and food! Stay tuned January’s schedule coming soon.
More info call the Workers’ Center at 861-2877
FUNDI: THE STORY OF ELLA BAKER reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker, a friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, played in shaping the American civil rights movement. The dynamic activist was affectionately known as the Fundi, a Swahili word for a person who passes skills from one generation to another.
By looking at the 1960s from the perspective of Baker, the “godmother of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee,” FUNDI adds an essential understanding of the U.S. civil rights movement.
First Run/Icarus Films is proud to re-release this landmark civil rights documentary with a new digibeta videomaster that has been digitally restored with enhanced audio and video.
“FUNDI, the powerful film account of Ella Baker’s contributions, can enrich us immeasurably, adding depth and texture to our understanding of an important part of our past, inspiring us with examples of lives lived fully and purposefully.” -Harvard Educational Review
“FUNDI fills a gap for those who know little of the history of the black struggle [and] is a compelling portrait of an extraordinary woman who has devoted her life to struggle and to the people who take part in it.” -Harry Belafonte
“FUNDI does exactly what Ella Baker does: it gives us the courage to act on our own – and to affect the future.” -Gloria Steinem
“FUNDI restores Ella Baker, the ‘godmother of the SNCC,’ to her place in the history of the civil rights movement. Rrecisely and elegantly executed… there’s no pomposity, no false reverence – at least none that Baker herself can’t cut right through.” – Pat Aufderheide, for In These Times
2005 National Women’s Studies Association Film Festival; Film of the Year, 1981 London Film Festival; Best of Category, 1981 San Francisco Film Festival; First Prize Winner, Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame (1981); 1981 CINE Golden Eagle Winner