Tuesday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT) | In the wake of emancipation, many Black Americans reclaimed their ancestral soil, amassing acres of land. Yet, with nearly 90% of that land lost, there is little to show for it. In GAINING GROUND: THE FIGHT FOR BLACK LAND, Executive produced by Al Roker, systemic forces that relentlessly wage war on Black liberation are unveiled. Cheer on Black landowners as they reclaim their heritage, generational wealth, and birthrights. 

Black Harvest Film Festival: Chicago’s annual showcase for films that celebrate, explore and share the Black, African American and African Diaspora experience. The Festival curates both short and feature length films, proudly presenting influential auteurs and emerging filmmakers of color side by side. View full festival lineup.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu