Freedom Riders: A Screening

Fuller Theological Seminary in Colorado

Announces the opening night film for



Thursday, June 9, 2011, 7:00pm

Armstrong Hall Theater, Colorado College

followed by a Q&A with several Freedom Riders

preceded by a Private Reception at 5:00pm

in the Slocum Hall Commons at Colorado College

The opening film of the Windrider Film Forum is a PBS documentary that explores the harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that sparked the Civil Rights Movement and changed America forever. We will be joined by two of the original Freedom Riders and a student who participated in the 50th anniversary Freedom Ride, May 6-16, 2011.

Get on the Bus:

An American Experience film, Freedom Riders is produced and directed by Stanley Nelson. American Experience is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston. To learn more about American Experience visit

The Windrider Film Forum takes participants on a journey of the heart, mind and soul—creatively, intellectually, and spiritually—as we explore our common humanity through film. In a culture dominated by noise and dialogue that is polarizing and divisive, the Windrider Film Forum creates space for genuine conversation, honesty, and understanding. This year’s forum features three films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Also plan to join us for additional Windrider Forum films

Friday, June 10th, 7pm – TRACES OF THE TRADE

Followed by a Q&A with racial dialogue facilitator, Harold Fields

This 2008 Sundance selection is an honest and disturbing look at a troubling family secret – these Rhode Island descendents are members of the largest slave-trading family in US history

Saturday, June 11th, 7pm – KINYARWANDA

Followed by a Q&A with Director, Alrick Brown, and co-Producer, Deatra Harris

An inspirational look at the power of forgiveness and reconciliation

set against the horrific backdrop of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Winner World Dramatic Audience Award, 2011 Sundance Film Festival

Tickets available online starting on May 24th

Film: $10/$5 Students; Film and Private Reception: $25

For ticket purchases and more information on the 2011 Windrider Film Forum:

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