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Fire in the Heartland: Film-Screening and Discussion

  • Dates:
    May 4, 2017
  • Location:
    Bijou Art Cinema
  • Address:
    492 E 13th Ave, eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone:
    541.954.7400
  • Time:
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price:
    $6 - $8
Details

Fire in the Heartland is a documentary film about a generation of young people, who stood up to speak their minds against social injustice in some of our nation’s most turbulent and transformative years, the 1960s through the 1970s. On May 4th, 1970, thirteen of these young Americans were shot down by the National Guard in an act of violence against unarmed students that has never been fully explained. Four, Jeffery Miller, Sandy Scheuer, Bill Shroeder and Allison Krause, were killed. Immediately afterward the largest student strikes and student protests in history swept across 3,000 campuses nationwide. This is their story, and a story of all times when human beings are faced with injustice and are asked to choose—to stand by or to stand up, to stay silent or to raise a voice, to stay safe or to put themselves at risk, sometimes at very great risk. Stay after the film for a twenty minute audience discussion following film. 

Fire in the Heartland: Film-Screening and Discussion