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Weeklong FAIR Film Festival 2022

The Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism (FAIR) Hosts a Film Screening Plus Q&A

Weeklong FAIR Film Festival 2022

The Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism (FAIR) will kick off the FAIR Film Festival 2022 with an in-person screening of the documentary film I Am A Victor plus a selection of short films on Sunday, June 12 at 1:00pm EDT at Caveat on the lower east side in Manhattan.

 The event will feature a live Q&A with director Kendall Johnson and a panel of guests who have worked to support FAIR’s mission of advancing civil rights and liberties, and promoting a common culture of fairness, understanding and humanity, including Kevin Ray, Sahar Tartak, Moshe Levy, and Johnny & Suziann Davis. 

The event will be hosted by New York-based writer, musician and artist and FAIR Advisor, Angel Eduardo, who is best-known for coining and promoting the rhetorical concept of star-manning, which means to not only engage with the most charitable version of your opponent’s argument, but also with the most charitable version of your opponent, by acknowledging their good intentions and your shared desires despite your disagreements. Through his work, Eduardo hopes to foster more productive conversations on the topics of the day, all bolstered by his own six words of advice, “Be kind; we’re all first drafts.”

I Am A Victor starts at the end of the civil rights era with the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and tracks the 50-year journey taken by black Americans on the two different roads they have traveled since that iconic time. Depending on the road they selected (or unconsciously followed), that decision would impact the lives of their children’s children. A large percentage of the population took the path that led to an Afro-centric, secular and political activist journey and the smaller and often unheard population took the path that was taught by their parents and grandparents rooted in the Christian faith.

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Director Kendall Johnson is the founder of Underdog Film. He is a Nashville-based filmmaker and composer. Having attended Vancouver Film School and spending time at Remote Control in Los Angeles, the famed studio of Hans Zimmer, Kendall has a knack for captivating audiences with unique video compositions and cinematic scores. He is a natural-born storyteller and has a passion for telling the unheard stories. 

“What motivated me to create this film was to inspire others. Not just in the African American community, but in all communities. Centered around the message that you are capable of great things. That you are not a product of your circumstance and that you are not a victim. We don’t have to believe that as people, that you are a victim. You have the ability to take ownership of your life and become a VICTOR,” says Johnson.    

About the FAIR Film Festival 

Beginning on June 5, FAIR will host online screenings of feature films I Am A Victor, What Killed Michael Brown?, Harvard Canceled its Best Black Professor, Mighty Ira, and All of Us followed by a week of events and Q&As with the filmmakers and special guests including author Shelby Steele, President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Greg Lukianoff, and FAIR Board of Advisor Members Daryl Davis, Wilfred Reilly, Angel Eduardo, and Alan Charles Kors.

For more information and to reserve tickets for the in-person film screening in New York City on June 12, plus the online film festival that begins on June 5, go to FAIR Film Festival 2022 – FAIR. #BeProHuman

The Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism (FAIR) is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing civil rights and liberties for all Americans, and promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity. 

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