Where Do We Go From Here?

Documentary Film Festival

Public Programs

Friday, Jan 15 @ 8pm - Tuesday, Jan 19 @ 2:59 am

  • Virtual Event

The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University will host a free, four-day webinar and film festival, from the evening of January 15 through January 18, 2021. On the eve of the presidential inauguration, the festival will feature twenty documentaries as well as musical performances and conversations that speak to Dr. King's unanswered question: "Where do we go from here?"

The films and performances made available include the following:

Friday, January 15, 2021 — Opening Night

  • At the Table with Dr. King More Info
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Through the Eyes of Children More Info
  • One Voice: The Story of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Trailer

Saturday, January 16, 2021 — Where Are We?

  • Berkeley in the Sixties Trailer
  • Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin Trailer
  • Freedom On My Mind: The Story of Freedom Summer Trailer
  • James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket Trailer
  • Love and Solidarity: Rev. James Lawson & Nonviolence in the Search for Workers' Rights Trailer

Sunday, January 17, 2021 — Who Are We?

  • Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine Trailer
  • Blacks and Jews Trailer
  • Have You Heard From Johannesburg? Trailer
  • Mother, Daughter, Sister Trailer
  • In The Name of Love: 19th Annual Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More Info
  • The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature Trailer

Monday, January 18, 2021 — Where Should We Go?

  • At the River I Stand: The 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike and the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Trailer
  • I Am MLK Jr. Trailer
  • King in the Wilderness Trailer
  • The March Trailer
  • We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest | Trailer

These cover a range of topics, from the history of the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements to James Baldwin and Martin Luther King's global visions. Although films have been organized thematically into days, registrants will be able to view these films throughout the King Holiday weekend on their own schedules via links that will be provided in the upcoming weeks via Eventbrite.

The festival will introduce the World House Project, a new initiative of the King Institute in partnership with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford. This festival is also in partnership with the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom CenterCalifornia Newsreel, the Camera as Witness Program (Stanford Arts), and the Kunhardt Film Foundation. It is made possible with support from XQ Institute.

Please register to stay updated and gain access to the films once we near the King Holiday. If you have any questions, please contact Truman Chen at trumanwc@stanford.edu.

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