Film: Abina and the Important Men

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin St., , San Francis
Documentary Film Institute, San Francisco Public Library, Kanopy
San Francisco Public Library


The animated film "Abina and the Important Men" tells the true story of a brave young woman from late 1800s Africa who took a mighty risk in order to seek justice. An adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name, it is based on actual court transcripts of Abina's trial to hold her master accountable for enslaving her under colonial British rule, which had outlawed the institution of slavery. A panel discussion will follow the screening.


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