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The Color of Care
August 27, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm$15.00
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is pleased to present a special screening of The Color of Care as a part of the 2022 Sidewalk Film Festival’s Black Lens sidebar.
Produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning director Yance Ford, The Color of Care chronicles how people of color suffer from systemically substandard healthcare in the U.S. and how COVID-19 exposed the tragic consequences of this inequity. Using moving personal testimony, expert interviews, and disturbing data, the film reveals the impact of racism on health, serving as an urgent warning of what must be done to save lives.
Systemic racism and anti-blackness are a public health crisis, and we need to seize this moment to open people’s eyes to health disparity and champion real change in the United States.
“At the height of the pandemic, I read something that stopped me in my tracks. I read a story about Gary Fowler, a Black man that died in his home because no hospital would treat him despite his COVID-19 symptoms. As we continued to hear how the racial disparities in our country were exacerbated by the effects of the pandemic, I felt something needed to be done. This film is my way of doing something, with the intention that the stories we share serve as both a warning and foster a deeper understanding of what changes need to take place to better serve us all.“ – Oprah Winfrey, Executive Producer