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Screening of America is Waiting: Documenting J20 on the Streets of DC

Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)

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Grassroots screening and discussion of America is Waiting.

Documenting J20; On the Streets of DC

On January 20, 2017, protesters took to the streets of Washington, DC to disrupt the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. Seattle director Georg Koszulinski and crew was on location to capture the reactions, thoughts, and emotions of the many people gathered in the nation’s capital to witness history. America is Waiting presents a chronicle of the day’s events, including on-the-street interviews with protestors and celebrators alike. By presenting the day’s events in reverse chronological order, the film reflects on the nature of constructed memory, image making, and the production of meaning across an historic event, calling into question the ways in which historical events become narrativized and condensed within popular discourse. Koszulinski’s man on the street film offers a fascinating look at passionate citizens committed to divergent paths forward.

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