RiverRun to Screen “We Are The Change” Oct. 19 at SECCA
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (SEPTEMBER 28, 2018) – The RiverRun International Film Festival welcomes students and teachers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, for a special screening of the documentary “We Are The Change” on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem.
On Feb. 14, 2018, a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing seventeen students and staff members and injuring seventeen others. Witnesses identified nineteen-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz as the assailant, and he was arrested in Coral Springs by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office shortly after he escaped the scene.
Police and prosecutors have not yet offered a motive and are investigating “a pattern of disciplinary issues and unnerving behavior.” It was the deadliest shooting at a high school in United States history surpassing the Columbine High School massacre, which took place 19 years earlier.
“We Are The Change” examines how the tragic school shooting events earlier this year inspired many of the surviving students to take on activist roles and illustrates the importance of students becoming more vocal on behalf of causes important to them. While visiting RiverRun, the students and teachers will go to several area schools in addition to the public screening on October 19 at SECCA. Special guests include three students along with two teachers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the filmmaker. They will participate in discussions and question and answer sessions at both the school and public screenings.
Tickets for the public screening at SECCA will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door. This program is presented with support from Marley Drug Company.
For more information about the screening, please visit rhodesartscenter.org/we-are-the-change.
RiverRun International Film Festival will celebrate its 21st year in 2019 and will run April 4-14 with screenings in Winston-Salem and Greensboro. The RiverRun International Film Festival is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the role of cinema as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. To become a member and view more information about the Festival, visit riverrunfilm.com.