Since the Utah Film Center’s founding in 2002, we have strived to show films that help us to understand our diverse and dynamic world. Sadly, racism, social inequality, and injustice are recurring themes in our programming. We believe film has the power to encourage dialog, empathy, and understanding, with the hope of building a better world.

It has been challenging to make sense of the events of the past week, but one thing is certain: in order for our country to heal we need to acknowledge that we have a problem. For too long racial inequality has been a wound that has been ignored and allowed to fester.

To show our support for a much-needed systemic shift and to honor all of the victims of racist violence we have postponed tonight’s screening of No Man’s Land.

Instead, we encourage you to watch one of the following films that can help to illuminate the Black experience in America for those who aren’t experiencing it firsthand:

Additional anti-racism media suggestions from The Show Must Be Paused: bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES

The team at Utah Film Center is working on programming that is directly related to the events of the past week and will continue to curate films that we hope can inspire all of us to be better humans. We want to thank our patrons for participating in our vision of a more informed and inclusive community, a community where we stand up and show up for each other, where Black lives matter, and racism and bigotry are not accepted.

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