On Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:30 pm, the National Black Writers Conference (NBWC) & Reel Sisters will host a screening of Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart directed by Tracy Heather Strain. Sighted Eyes is an intimate documentary on playwright Lorraine Hansberry’s life as artist, activist and visionary. Award-winning playwright Bless ji Jaja, the director of Uncle Tom vs Uncle Sam, will moderate a discussion with Tracy Heather Strain on her journey into Lorraine’s life. Join us for an exciting Women’s History Month event honoring Lorraine Hansberry’s legacy as one of the greatest playwrights in the 20th century.
The event is free and open to the public and young people are encouraged to attend!
14th Annual NBWC, Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy & Activism in Black Literature
Medgar Evers College, CUNY, Founders Auditorium
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
SIGHTED EYES/FEELING HEART
Director: Tracy Heather Strain
This moving, nonfiction account of the life of Lorraine Hansberry, writer of the groundbreaking play A Raisin in the Sun, tells the dramatic story of the young, gifted and Black woman who chose words to fight injustice—on stage and off.
Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) boldly challenged American society to live up to its ideals and chose theater as her agent of change. She personified the struggles of the 20th century until her early death at just 34 years old, but her words remain vibrant, revelatory and relevant.