On June 11, 2018 A Conversation with My Black Son will be featured as a part of the free Monday Movies screenings presented by the Oxford Film Festival which will take place at the Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center, located at 710 Jackson Avenue E.
The screening will take place from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M., and a talk with the Oxford Development Association (ODA) which has worked to ensure that the future of the historic property that is Burns-Belfry remains intact. The film will be presented with a guest speaker and will be free to the public.
The short film from Geeta Gandbhir and Blair Foster originally premiered on PBS on February 12th and chronicles the dreaded “conversation” black parents must have with their young sons about how to handle race in America, especially due to disproportionate targeting and profiling by the police. The film is intended to foster a conversation about race relations in the United States, says its filmmakers Gandbhir and Foster.
The series is presented for free due to support from the Mississippi Humanities Council.