Rami Katz is a documentary filmmaker and photographer who lives in Vancouver, BC. He recently completed his MFA in Film Production at the University of British Columbia, where he received the H. Norman Lidster Prize in Documentary Filmmaking. His most recent film "The Issue of Mr. O'Dell" (2018) premiered at Full Frame, where it received the President's Award. Katz is a past participant of the RIDM Talent Lab, and his films have screened at over two dozen film festivals around the world.
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Film Screening: The Issue of Mr. O'Dell
Free. No registration required.
When: Tues, Feb 26, 7 p.m. (Doors at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre (GCA 2555), Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
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Additional Info: Co-Presented by Hogan's Alley Society and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement
Join us for a free screening of The Issue of Mr. O'Dell, followed by a conversation with director Rami Katz.
The Issue of Mr. O'Dell
Rami Katz | 35 minutes
The Issue of Mr. O'Dell explores the life and work of Jack O'Dell, a 94-year old civil rights activist. He once worked alongside Martin Luther King, Jr, and was labelled the number-five Communist in America by President Kennedy. After being followed by the FBI, O'Dell was eventually forced out of King's organization, but has remained a committed activist to this day. He continues to speak eloquently about racism and inequality in America, and on the resurgence of civil rights activism with the rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
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