Backbone Greentech: Soundtrack for a Revolution
January 28 @ 6:00 pm
Tuesday, January 28th at 6PM
Free Event, Donations Welcome
Backbone Meaningful Movies presents a one night film screening of SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION. This historical documentary explores the civil rights struggle through the powerful and stirring songs that inspired a generation, delivering a unique mix of musical performances, interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders, and riveting archival footage.
In this film you’ll hear the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
Legends of the fight for equal rights — including Congressman John Lewis, Julian Bond, Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow, Coretta Scott King — testify to the indispensable role that songs of rebellion and hope played in helping activists fight against brutality and injustice. In riveting studio performances, top contemporary artists including John Legend, Wyclef Jean, The Roots and Joss Stone reinvigorate and reinvent timeless songs like “We Shall Overcome” and “Wade in the Water.”
This stunning film is a testament to the vitality of music in the lives and times of those who strive for justice.
Doors open at 5:30 and the film begins at 6. Admission is free, with donations accepted at the door. The screening is in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on January 20th and Black History Month in February. Backbone Campaign thanks IslandGreen Tech and Vashon Theatre for making this event possible, and to the Meaningful Movies Project for collaboration.