• By Rob Norwood
  • Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Documentary Films at Central Library

Enjoy this series of documentary films at the Central Library, part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up Documentaries in partnership with the RiverRun International Film Festival and Forsyth County Public Library.

Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.

Follow the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the U.S., which investigates the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on Native American communities. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, “Dawnland” reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.

“Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World”
Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

This is an electrifying look at the Native American influence in popular music despite attempts to ban, censor and erase Indian culture. The film reveals how early pioneers of the blues and jazz had Native American roots, and as the folk-rock era took hold in the ‘60s and ‘70s, Native Americans such as Peter La Farge and Buffy Sainte-Marie helped to define its evolution, while Native guitarists and drummers such as Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis and many more forever changed the trajectory of rock and roll.

"The Providers"
March 19 at 6 p.m.

Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, “The Providers” follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. Amidst personal struggles that at times reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients.

"Charm City"
April 30 at 6 p.m.

During three years of unparallelled violence in Baltimore, "Charm City" delivers an unexpectedly candid, observational portrait of the police, citizens, and government officials left on the front lines. In these divisive times, “Charm City” offers humanity as common ground.