[Reader-list] [Announcements] Fwd: Nigah screens "Brother Outsider"

Iram Ghufran iram at sarai.net
Wed Aug 22 14:09:41 IST 2007

===============Announcement from Nigah=================


Nigah will be screening the feature documentary "Brother Outside, The 
Life of Bayard Rustin", at 6:30 pm on August 25th, Saturday. The address 
is 3, Windmill Place, Khidki, right next door to the Khoj Studios.

"Brother Outsider relies on archival film footage and interviews to 
offer an incisive portrait of political activist Bayard Rustin. Although 
his name lacks the familiarity of other major Civil Rights leaders, the 
film shows that he nonetheless played a central role in the movement's 
seminal events during the 1950s and '60s. He traveled to Montgomery in 
1956 during the bus boycotts where he advised Martin Luther King on 
non-violence, and served as the central organizer for the March on 
Washington in 1963. Rustin's political liabilities, however, often kept 
him out of the spotlight. He was a conscientious objector during World 
War II and, for a short time, belonged to the Communist Party. More 
problematic, however, was Rustin's homosexuality. His political enemies 
used his sexual orientation to neutralize him, while his political 
allies often shunned him because of it. Rustin also advocated for 
nuclear non-proliferation, and traveled to the Algerian Sahara to 
protest the first French nuclear test in 1960. Brother Outsider includes 
ample footage of Rustin himself, adding an autobiographical aspect to 
this feisty portrait."

See you there.


Nigah, Delhi
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