We need your help to give this story wings. Your gifts to this campaign help us throw a free public premiere for the whole city of Chattanooga: AUGUST 16 AT THE TIVOLI THEATER. GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE: BUILDMEAWORLDFILM.COM
Your gifts also fund:
1) The Howard Summit, a round table for the community around the issues of the film. Held at The Howard School, Saturday, August 18 at 10am.
2) More screenings of the film around Chattanooga and beyond.
3) The ongoing work of The Ceros Fund, launched in 2011 to tell more stories just like this.
The Howard School was founded in 1865, making it the oldest black public high school in the South. Four years ago, it was called a “dropout factory.”
In 2011, we at Fancy Rhino started making a short about the school through a MakeWork grant. We heard rumors that the State was moving in, that the school might be shut down. We wanted to document.
But we found we couldn’t observe without taking part. We started teaching a film class, and found with time that the story grew. So we gathered support from community members to make a feature length movie. Now it's time to release it to the public, so we need your help.
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