Event Details
Sat, May 29, 2021 - 5:00 PM
Event Description

The Dr. Barbara Seniors Harkins Foundation is excited to present Let the Learning Begin Film Series: Blindspotting. This event will feature a panel discussion about the film, “Blindspotting,” and how it relates to the Social Unjust that is happening in our world at this time. 

The film is about how a young man must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning in his Oakland, California neighborhood. His bond with his volatile best friend soon gets tested when the young man sees a police officer shoot a suspect in the back during a chase through the streets.

Our zoom discussion, led by moderator Eric Guzman, will focus on the Racial Unjust happening in our society at this time.  Other panelists included: Film Director: Carlos López Estrada, and other panelists will be announced in the in the coming weeks. The event takes place on April 10th at 5pm PST. Tickets are $10, but additional donations are encouraged to help us accomplish our mission of educating, inspiring, and motivating children through the medium of film. Your ticket also includes entry into a raffle that will follow the discussion with gift cards from GrubHub and The Cheesecake Factory. Please watch the film beforehand on your own time. If you have any questions, you can ask them during the event or email them to info@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org with the subject line “Blindspotting.”

You can stream the film from any of the providers listed here: Decider

About the panelists:

Eric-Antonio Guzman is the leading film programmer at the Dr. Barbara Seniors Harkins Foundation. Having previously been a member of the 2019 Chicago International Film Festival's programming team, he specializes in showcasing select independent films from around the world. His writings on film can be read at Nerdist, Facets and The Chicago Maroon.

Carlos López Estrada: (Film Director): is a filmmaker, music video director, commercial director, theatre director, and actor. Born in Mexico, he moved to the United States when he was 12 and later enrolled at Chapman University. He made his feature film directorial debut in 2018 with Blindspotting.

Anya Dillard:  Anya Dillard is a 17-year-old activist, philanthropist, performing artist, entrepreneur, content creator, and aspiring filmmaker. She is also the Founder of The Next Gen Come Up.

About the Foundation:

The Dr. Barbara Seniors Harkins Foundation is a non-profit foundation that strives to motivate children to pursue education beyond high school. We believe the way to achieve this is by combining studying with inspirational out-of-school activities. We want to define the next generation of scholars, not only by what they learn in the classroom, but also through their experiences beyond the text books and outside of the traditional learning environments.