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Monday, April 06, 2020 1:00 am

Hoosier experience told in digital film festival

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Four short films exploring the Hoosier experience will be part of a digital film festival series this month.

Each Tuesday, Indiana Humanities will host a Facebook Live watch party for one of the films. Discussions with the filmmakers will also be posted online, according to a news release from Indiana Humanities.

The schedule:

Tuesday: “From Sundown to Sunrise,” which traces a man's journey as his family integrates an all-white Indiana town in 1968.

April 14: “Hometown Media” shows a week in the life of a small-town newspaper in Wayne County.

April 12: “Raised in Contrast” looks at the experiences of mixed-race and non-white Hoosiers in rural and suburban communities.

April 28: “The EarthKeepers” follows a couple from southern Indiana battling a waste crisis.

“We hope these films help Hoosiers see themselves and their communities represented onscreen, and spark conversations online and in living rooms across the state,” Leah Nahmias, director of programs and community engagement at Indiana Humanities, says in the release.

The movies were part of the INseparable Film Tour, which had stops in Fort Wayne and Angola in February. A fifth movie from the film tour, “Larry From Gary,” is being submitted to film festivals and will be released online late this year, according to the release.

The films were funded by Indiana Humanities as part of its INseparable initiative encouraging Hoosiers to explore real and perceived differences.

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