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Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are)

1hr 40mins
Directed by
Rachel Boynton


Wed 9/22
Available for online purchase
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After the film, join us for a panel discussion about tackling race, racism and US History in American classrooms. Participants include filmmaker Rachel Boynton; Museum of African-American History's L’Merchie Frazier; Boston Latin School's Cate Arnold; and Civil War historian and educator Kevin Levin (moderator).

Urgent and nuanced, Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are) travels across the United States, exploring how Americans tell the story of their Civil War.

Filmed from the last year of Obama’s presidency through the present, it interweaves insightful scenes and touching interviews Rilmed North and South, painting a uniquely crafted, multi-faceted portrait of the American psyche and the deep roots of its turbulent times. With subtlety and determination, Civil War portrays a nation in denial, haunted by an embittered past and the stories it refuses to tell.

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