Expand your horizons with the downtown Klamath County Library’s Summer Documentary & Discussion Series! We’ll be screening a wide variety of thought-provoking films on the fourth Tuesday of June, July, and August at 5:30 pm, and viewers are invited to stay after the film for discussion. Here’s an overview of what’s on deck:
- Tuesday, July 26th at 5:30 pm: Wuhan Wuhan. The “ground zero” of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Wuhan in central China went into complete lockdown in the early days of the crisis. But a film crew was sealed inside the quarantine, capturing dramatic stories of struggle, hope and heart-wrenching compassion as health professionals race to understand and defeat the novel coronavirus. Unrated, in Mandarin with subtitles; runtime 1 hour, 30 minutes.
- Tuesday, August 23rd at 5:30 pm: Attica. Survivors, observers and experts vividly recount the 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York. The violent, five-day standoff between the mostly-Black and Latino inmates and white law enforcement gripped the nation then, and lessons from the Attica riots are still very relevant to prison reformers today. Rated TV-MA; runtime 1 hour, 56 minutes.
For more information, please call 541-882-8894 or visit the Information and Reference desk.