Reparations and Reconciliation in the US South

Jacqueline Olive, Bree Newsome Bass
Running Time:60:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
1:00 PM
Friday, November 15
BAC Annex Down

Join filmmakers Jacqueline Olive and Bree Newsome-Bass for an in-depth discussion about redefining the “New South” through the lens of reparations as an essential element for racial reconciliation. Jacqueline Olive is an independent filmmaker and immersive media producer with fifteen years of experience in journalism and film. Her debut feature documentary, Always in Season, premiered in competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Moral Urgency. Brittany Ann Byuarim “Bree” Newsome is an American filmmaker, musician, speaker, and activist from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bios

Jacqueline Olive is an independent filmmaker and immersive media producer with fifteen years of experience in journalism and film. Her debut feature documentary, Always in Season, premiered in competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Moral Urgency. Jackie also co-directed the award-winning hour-long film, Black to Our Roots, which broadcast on PBS in 2009. Jackie has received artist grants and industry funding from Sundance Institute, Independent Television Service, Ford Foundation, Firelight Media, and more. She was recently awarded the Emerging Filmmakers of Color Award from IDA and the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation.

Bree Newsome Bass is an artist, activist and public speaker. She is an organizer in the modern civil rights movement and has helped develop several non-profit and grassroots organizations. In 2015, she attracted national attention when she scaled a flagpole at South Carolina’s capitol building to remove the Confederate battle flag in protest of systemic racism following the racially-motivated murders at Emanuel AME in Charleston. Her artistic work includes written, film and performance pieces. She is the recipient of an N.A.A.C.P. Image Award, among other honors.