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RUST: How to Break the Chains of Poverty in U.S. Inner Cities – Documentary Film Screening & Discussion

RUST: How to Break the Chains of Poverty in U.S. Inner Cities – Documentary Film Screening & Discussion

Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., on the second floor of the Library.

Join us for a free screening and discussion on RUST with award-winning filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno.

The Nutley Public Library is pleased to welcome back prior ECLAP-funded artists, Emmy-nominated, award-winning filmmakers, Marylou & Jerome Bongiorno.  The duo will screen their latest Newark documentary RUST (runtime 86 minutes) which tackles solutions to poverty and racism. RUST presents the history of Rust Belt poverty, detailing industrialization and deindustrialization, racism, and mass incarceration, using the city of Newark, NJ as a microcosm. It explores solutions to inner-city poverty through the voices of scholars, economists, physicians, activists, and the community.

The filmmakers, who speak at global and local venues, will then lead a lively discussion and Q&A, addressing questions about the filmmaking process and their process in documenting social justice issues.

For additional information about Bongiorno Productions visit: bongiornoproductions.com/about/about.html. To view the trailer visit: bongiornoproductions.com/RUST/Rust%20Trailer.html.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

No registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. 

For questions and additional information, please contact Michelle Albert at albert@nutley.bccls.org.

Saturday, June 3, 2023
2:00pm - 4:00pm
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