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Where Do We Go From Here? | Documentary Film Festival

MLK Festival Poster
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 5:00pm to Monday, January 18, 2021 - 11:55pm

Registration is required for this event. Please register here.

For this year's King Holiday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University will host a free, four-day film festival and webinar, from the evening of Jan. 15 through Jan.18, 2021. On the eve of the presidential inauguration, the festival will feature twenty documentaries as well as musical performances and conversations that speak to Dr. King's unanswered question: "Where do we go from here?".

The webinar will consist of a Zoom meeting room with our director Dr. Clayborne Carson that will take place throughout the weekend, in which he will speak with registrants on a variety of subjects, from Bay Area civil rights history to the legacy of the African American Gandhians. The schedule of discussion topics will be released shortly, and the Zoom link will be emailed to registrants on 1/15.

The films and performances made available to registrants include the following:

Friday, January 15, 2021 — Opening Night

  • At the Table with Dr. King - More Info
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Through the Eyes of Children - More Info
  • One Voice: The Story of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir - Trailer

Saturday, January 16, 2021 — Where Are We?

  • Berkeley in the Sixties - Trailer
  • Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin - Trailer
  • Freedom On My Mind: The Story of Freedom Summer - Trailer
  • James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket - Trailer
  • Love and Solidarity: Rev. James Lawson & Nonviolence in the Search for Workers' Rights - Trailer

Sunday, January 17, 2021 — Who Are We?

  • Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine - Trailer
  • Blacks and Jews - Trailer
  • Have You Heard From Johannesburg? - Trailer
  • Mother, Daughter, Sister - Trailer
  • In The Name of Love: 19th Annual Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - More Info 
  • The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature - Trailer

Monday, January 18, 2021 — Where Should We Go?

  • At the River I Stand: The 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike and the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King - Trailer
  • I Am MLK Jr. - Trailer
  • King in the Wilderness - Trailer
  • The March - Trailer
  • We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest - Trailer