UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs invites you to a moderated discussion with Producer, Joseph Patel, and Art Director Consultant, Frank William Miller Jr. as they discuss the making of the multi-award-winning documentary film, Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised).
The first 200 registrants will be provided with links to view the film for a week prior to the Q&A. Each unique registrant will be emailed directly by Luskin Events with an access code. Those with a subscription to Hulu should also be able to access the film in advance without use of an access code.
About the film
In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten–until now. SUMMER OF SOUL shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more. “Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised),” is the first official project under the recently announced Onyx Collective brand.
- Lee Ann S. Wang, Assistant Professor; and
- Taylor Reed, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Social Welfare at UCLA Luskin
Hosted by UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Departments of Social Welfare, Urban Planning, Public Policy, and Undergraduate Program
Social Welfare Department, Diversity, Equity