Behind the Curtain

This screening celebrates diverse voices in front of and behind the camera as part of Emberlight’s commitment to showcasing a plurality of voices and ensuring that racial inclusion is our standard. The films that have been selected for this screening include a mix of short documentaries and short narratives.

Back by popular demand, Glen Ackerman-Behr and Gerry Gripper from Ironwood’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group will host this event, leading discussions about each film throughout the screening.

About Ironwood Diversity, Equity, Inclusion:  In June of 2020, Ironwood Mayor Annette Burchell convened a group of people from the Ironwood area and surrounding environs to discuss the issues inherent in making our community a more inclusive place that welcomes and embraces diversity.

The Behind the Curtain series presents accomplished scholars, artists and academics to lead provoking conversations and spark new ideas.  Each event is free to attend, and donations are split between Theatre North and the Emberlight Festival.  The 2022 Behind the Curtain lineup includes Folk’s Tunes: The Upper Peninsula’s Musical Traditions (August 7), Mary Burns and the Ancestral Women (August 14), and United in Diversity: a Special Film Screening (August 21).

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Sunday, August 21, 2022, 2:00PM


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