Black Film Festival at Capri Theatre

The Civil War began 150 years ago, but the legacy of the war is still around and that was the theme for Saturday's Black Film Festival at the Capri Theatre.

The festival is sponsored by Alabama State University's National Center for the Study of Civil Rights.

The festival featured two films about the Civil War and a SPike Lee film about racial stereotypes on television.

They titled this year's festival theme, "Blacks and the legacy of the Civil War."

"The focus is on the legacy and what happens from the civil war, what developed, what came out of that. What things are we holding on to? Good and bad, and creating a dialogue and communication on how we can talk about the problems and work in pragmatic solutions," said Consultant Director Joseph Trimble.

The festival featured the film Glory which set during the Civil War, and Gone With the Wind which feature Hattie McDaniel who became the first African American to win an Academy Award.

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