The identify of the competition is impressed by President Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Deal with through which he known as for People to finish slavery, rebuild the nation and bind up the nation’s wounds “with malice towards none, with charity for all.” However as we realized throughout 2020 following the dying of George Floyd and the social justice protests throughout the globe, the injuries nonetheless sting. To heal, we should first take heed to the expression of individuals’s ache and lived experiences. Storytelling by means of movie has the facility to alter hearts and minds. My late husband Roger Ebert mentioned that films are a machine that generates empathy permitting us to place ourselves within the footwear and feelings of one other. Empathy can result in extra understanding and compassion, acts of kindness and or forgiveness. It’s important that the following technology who will lead us to a greater place has an opportunity to be heard. Maybe they will help forge a path towards unity and concord by means of their artwork.
We are going to award money prizes at a red-carpet debut to be held on the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois on July thirty first of this 12 months. First place winners in every age bracket will obtain $2,000; second place winners in every age bracket will obtain $1,000; and third place winners in every age bracket will obtain $500. The successful movies can even be proven on the Ebertfest Movie Pageant on the College of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Illinois colleges will use the movies, and supplemental curriculum created by educators, to speak about race and the dangerous impression of bias and injustice. College students will compete as people or in teams in three age brackets: 11-14, 15-18, and 19-21. Dwell motion movies have to be between three minutes and 7 minutes lengthy. The minimal size for animated movies is 45 seconds.
As a part of the No Malice Movie Contest, contestants and anybody fascinated by filmmaking have entry to prerecorded periods led by skilled writers, producers, and administrators. The periods spotlight the artwork of telling highly effective tales utilizing the medium of movie. Visitor audio system have included Pamela Sherrod Anderson, founding father of Graceworks Theater and Movie Productions and an award-winning author, filmmaker and playwright; Rita Coburn, a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning author, producer and co-director of “Maya Angelou: And Nonetheless I Rise,”; Oscar-nominated documentarian Steve James, who directed the famed film “Hoop Goals” and “Life Itself,” about Roger Ebert; Troy Osborne Pryor, a Chicago-based producer, host, and actor and founding father of Inventive Cypher; and T. Shawn Taylor, a author, journalist, advisor and documentary filmmaker. You will discover all of the movies within the official YouTube channel of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
You’ll be able to view my look this morning on WGN through which I introduced the brand new deadline for the No Malice Movie Contest beneath…
For extra info on the No Malice Movie Contest, go to the official website of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.