Rise and Rebuild: A Tale of Three Cities

MKE Film Festival


Expected to attend Q&A Following 4/29 12:15 PM Screening: Sam Pollard (director)

Three distinct neighborhoods—Wilmington's Brooklyn, Atlanta's Sweet Auburn, and Chicago's Bronzeville have all met the same demise—the utter destruction of Black wealth. Massacres, race riots, and government policies sabotaged these once-prosperous communities of Black families and professionals. Directed by Emmy Award-winning Asako Gladsjo and Academy Award Nominee Sam Pollard, RISE AND REBUILD: A TALE OF THREE CITIES confronts the historical destruction of Black wealth in communities and devises strategies for building a more equitable future.

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About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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