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Film and Director Q&A with Pam Sporn and Matthew Birkhold: Detroit 48202, Conversations Along a Postal Route
Film and Director Q&A with Pam Sporn and Matthew Birkhold: Detroit 48202, Conversations Along a Postal Route
WhenSaturday, August 3, 2019, 2 – 4 PM
CategoriesFilms, Lectures & Discussions
SponsorPostal Museum
Co-sponsorAnacostia Community Museum
VenuePostal Museum
Event LocationDiscovery Center
CostFree
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Related ExhibitionA Right to the City
AccessibilityWheelchair accessible
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The National Postal Museum is proud to host this film screening and conversation produced by the Anacostia Community Museum.

Director Pam Sporn's 2017 documentary Detroit 48202 examines the rise, demise and contested resurgence of Detroit through the lens of mail carrier Wendell Watkins (pictured) and the residents he has faithfully served for 30 years. The film is an honest look at community change brought about through various socio-political and economic factors.  A Q&A with the director and colleague Matt Birkhold follows the screening.

NOTE:  This program is part of a film series in conjunction with the exhibition A Right to the City and will  take place at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave NE (adjacent Union Station)

Sporn is a Bronx-based documentary filmmaker, educator, and activist and owner of Grito Productions.  Matt Birkhold is co-founder and Acting Consultant for Visionary Organizing Lab, a Brooklyn-based think tank which explores critical connections at sites of interdependence that facilitate social, political, economic, and organizational transformations. He received his PhD in sociology from SUNY Binghamton in 2016.  Image courtesy Grito Productions.

This program is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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