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*** MEDIA ALERT***

TV ONE PRESENTS...
"BEHIND THE MOVEMENT" RED CARPET EVENT
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 @ 8:00PM

TV One to host FREE community forum with special social justice screenings of "Two Sides" and "Evidence of Innocence" tomorrow - Saturday, February 10, at 5:00PM.
WHAT:
The  26th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) will host its first Spotlight screening event featuring Behind the Movement. Presented by TVOne, the red carpet experience will take place at the Cinemark Baldwin Hills Crenshaw 15 and XD theater and will also include an informative Q&A and after party! This event will take place tonight, February 9 at 8PM.

It doesn't stop there! TV One will also host a FREE Social Justice forum to showcase their new short films,  Evidence of Innocence, and  Two Sidesas well as an intriguing town hall discussion of societal concerns. The forum will take place tomorrow, Saturday, February 10 at 5PM.

WHO:
Behind the Movement Q&A
Meta Golding (Rosa Parks), Roger Guenveur Smith (Raymond Parks), D'Angela Proctor (SVP, Original Programming & Production, TV One), Aric Avelino (Director), Katrina M. O'Gilvie (Writer), Keith Neal (Producer, Swirl Films) -  Moderator: Jamilah Lemieux  (VP, News and Men's Programming, iOne Digital)

Social Justice Forum
D'Angela Proctor (TV One SVP of Programming and Production),  Rushion McDonald (3815 Media, Exec. Producer, "Evidence of Innocence"), Cheryl Dorsey (Retired Sergeant, LAPD), Nana Gyamfi (Attorney, Black Lives Matter), Julius Tennon (JuVee Productions, Exec. Producer, "Two Sides"), Lemuel Plummer (L Plummer Media, Exec. Producer, "Two Sides")

WHEN: Behind the Movement
Friday,  February 9, 2018
Press Check In: 6PM
Red Carpet: 6:30PM
Screening: 8PM

Social Justice Forum
Saturday,  February 10, 2018
5PM


WHERE:
Cinemark Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 and XD (4020 Marlton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90008)

MEDIA RSVP: Click to RSVPhttp://bit.ly/PAFFMovementMedia 
For any questions, or challenges, contact PAFF Publicity Director:
Candace Ledbetter | 770-709-1509 | Candace@PAFF.org 

MEDIA INFO: CURRENT PRESS RELEASE: 
http://conta.cc/2FzPGI3

FESTIVAL PROGRAM GUIDE: 
https://www.paff.org/pdfs/2018/Screening_Schedule-2018-2.pdf 

PAFF FAQS DOCUMENT: 2018 PAFF FAQS


ABOUT "BEHIND THE MOVEMENT"
Behind the Movement  is a fast-paced retelling of how Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat launched the history-making Montgomery Bus Boycott. The film will reveal the untold story of how a group of everyday people decided this incident was the right time to take a stand for their civil rights and demand equal treatment. Behind the Movement stars Meta Golding (Rosa Parks), Roger Guenveur Smith (Raymond Parks), Loretta Devine (JoAnn Robinson), Isaiah Washington (E.D. Nixon), Shaun Clay (Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.), Derek Roberts (Fred Gray), Keith Arthur Bolden (Rev. Ralph Abernathy) and more!

ABOUT "EVIDENCE OF INNOCENCE"
TV One's new four-part documentary series Evidence of Innocence will profile the unbelievable true stories of individuals who were convicted of crimes they didn't commit, the journey each endured to have their cases overturned and the challenge to rebuild their lives. Emmy and NAACP Image Award-winning producer Rushion McDonald of 3815 Media is the series executive producer and creator, in partnership with Jupiter Entertainment. McDonald was inspired to create Evidence of Innocence in response to the national headlines regarding the racial injustice in America's justice system. Instead of focusing on the negative aspects, the show will tell the story of how the wrongly accused maintained their faith while waiting on the opportunity to prove their innocence.

The series is hosted by acclaimed Civil Rights Attorney and President of the National Bar Association Benjamin Crump, who has dedicated his career to bringing justice to those who are marginalized by the legal system. Crump served as the lead attorney for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Alesia Thomas, and has been a vanguard in the fight against police brutality.
 
Evidence of Innocence  is produced for TV One by 3815 Media and Jupiter Entertainment. Rushion McDonald, Todd Moss and Allison Wallach serve as Executive Producers. Executives in Charge of Production are Robert Twilley and Harrison Land. For TV One, Tia Smith is Executive in Charge of Production and Sr. Director of Original Programming and Production; and D'Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming and Production.

ABOUT "TWO SIDES"
Mondays at 10 p.m. ET through Feb. 12
Two Sides is a landmark limited four-part docu-series exploring watershed moments for law enforcement and the Black community at the crossroads between life and death on TV One. Executive produced by Academy Award® winner Viola Davis, Julius Tennon (JuVee Productions) and Lemuel Plummer (L. Plummer Media) with narration by Davis, each one-hour episode analyzes and presents multiple points of view of the highly charged cases involving Eric Garner (New York), Ezell Ford (California), John Crawford (Ohio), and Sandra Bland (Texas). Their tragic deaths sparked grassroots social justice movements such as Black Lives Matter, inspired protests by high profile personalities, and immortalized their names as tragic figures in the polarizing debate on police brutality and race. 
ABOUT THE PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL
Established in 1992, the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization - has remained dedicated to showcasing a broad spectrum of Black creative works; particularly, those that reinforce positive images and help to advance cultures, races and lifestyles. PAFF also serves as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our time and aides in the promotion of cultural understanding between peoples of African descent.

Now in its 26th year, the 12-day PAFF experience will feature  75+ fine artists and  170+ new films from over 40 countries within five continents and in 26 languages. This annual  exhibition of film, art, culture and creative expression is the largest Black film festival and the largest Black History Month celebration in the U.S. PAFF attracts  a diverse global audience hailing from the  United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Canada, South America and the South Pacific, which translates into over  90K art fest attendees, 40K film enthusiasts and 5000 students, annually. 

The 26th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival is directed by Hollywood veterans Danny Glover (The Color Purple, Proud Mary), Ja'Net DuBois (Good Times) and  Ayuko Babu (Executive Director), and will take place Thursday, February 8 - Monday, February 19 at the Cinemark Rave 15 Theatres/Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) in Los Angeles, California.   For more details and ticket information, visit www.PAFF.org.

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