Exit Zero: Family and Class in Postindustrial Chicago by MIT anthropologist Christine Walley won WCSA’s 2013 C.L.R. James Prize for the Best Book for Academic or General Audiences. Christine and her filmmaker spouse Chris Boebel have now produced a movie version of Exit Zero, subtitled An Industrial Family Story. It premieres October 22-25 at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York City, and after that it will be shown in various venues around the country.
Voices of the Lumbee, winner of this year’s WCSA’s Studs Terkel Prize for Media and Journalism, will be screened at the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute in Durham, NC as part of Duke University’s Rights! Camera! Action! film series on Tuesday, October 20th at 6:30 pm. A discussion will follow led by filmmakers Michele Fazio and Jason Hutchens.