AugustineMonica Films' Three Diversity Programs

Screening of "Passage at St. Augustine" at  Green River College outside Seattle, WA.

Who Books Us & What's The Feedback

     Since 2015, AugustineMonica Films has traveled extensively, offering its signature diversity programs to scores of institutions from coast to coast. The organizations run the gamut, from colleges and university, to libraries and museums, to governmental agencies, secondary schools and private companies. Several have booked us multiple times. For a full listing of who has hosted us, please visit our Clients page. For a sense of what audiences and the media are saying, please visit our Testimonials and Press pages. And for a visual of what a program looks like in real time, please visit our Photo Gallery.  Thank you. 

Filmmaker Clennon L. King (far left) participates in a post-screening discussion at MassArt.

ABOUT OUR DIVERSITY PROGRAMS

     Thank you for your prospective interest in our diversity programming. AugustineMonica Films features three signature diversity programs. 

  1. The first is the award-winning documentary and discussion program "Passage at St. Augustine: The 1964 Black Lives Matter Movement That Transformed America".  The hourlong film is about the bloodiest campaign of the entire Civil Rights Movement where Dr. King leveraged the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, outlawing Jim Crow segregation from coast to coast. 
  2. The second is the documentary and discussion program entitled "Fair Game: Surviving A 1960 Georgia Lynching".  The 63-minute film profiles a Black New Jersey mother who, five years after Emmett Till, moved heaven and earth to rescue her son from a Georgia town notorious for lynchings. This film prompted the State of Georgia to reopen a 60-year-old child rape and murder case. 
  3. And the third program is an 8-minute film short, followed by a 35-minute PowerPoint® slideshow presentation entitled "MLK's Boston Years".  It offers a granular look at three years in the early '50s when Dr. King spent time  in Boston, Massachusetts -- where he studied, played and met his wife --before heading to Montgomery, Alabama where he entered the world stage. 

     An Emmy®-nominated journalist, historian and documentary filmmaker, . King opens each program with remarks, followed by the screening of the film. The filmmaker then leads a conversation around race and its impact before segueing into a spirited question and answer session, where the inevitable question is raised: "Where do we go from here?"

     To preview the two documentaries, click here for "Passage" and click here for "Fair Game". To sample the post screening discussion, click Post Discussion Sample.  To get a sense of  the content of the "MLK'S Boston Years" slideshow and lecture, click the hyperlink. 

      For further information regarding rates and pricing, please fill our our Event Contact page, and we will be in touch shortly. Thank you. 

Filmmaker engages with a student during the question and answer session at St. Mark's School.

Reasons To Book Us For Your Next Diversity Event

     Documentaries, archival photos and ephemera - at their best - have the power to educate, illuminate and empower those who experience them. It's why we at AugustineMonica Films uses them as art forms to help engage, foster and create a space to effect social change. It's also why organizations, looking to have that difficult conversation around race and cultural fluency, use our diversity programming. 

     In the racially-charged environment America currently finds itself, these programs offer a thoughtful point of departure to constructively discuss racism as the pervasive issue that it is. Put another way, we offer a framework to study history, assess its impact and safely engage in a conversation about it -- so as not to repeat it. 

    For programming questions, availability and pricing quotes, please visit our Event Contact page. Thank you for your prospective interest. 

Two-Hour Program Flow

Film Option #1: "Passage At St. Augustine"

About The Documentary

     Set in "The Nation's Oldest City", this film is about the bloodiest campaign of the entire Civil Rights Movement that led directly to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed Jim Crow segregation from coast to coast.

       Using riveting archival footage and first-hand accounts of frontline veterans, "Passage at St. Augustine: The 1964 Black Lives Matter Movement That Transformed America" employs more than 45 voices help tell the story.     

      Indeed, the film serves as a time machine, where viewers are transported back to the early '60s, and hear first-hand from those on both sides of the battle: civil rights foot soldiers, field lieutenants, Klansmen, segregationists, White House insiders, journalists, law enforcement, clergy and more.       And despite LBJ and MLK headlining this real life cast, audiences invariably come away from this hourlong film asking how a campaign so pivotal is hardly a footnote in the annals of history. 

Film Option #2: Fair Game: Surviving A 1960 Georgia Lynching

About The Documentary

      Set in rural Southwest Georgia, "Fair Game: Surviving A 1960 Georgia Lynching" is a vivid portrait of a town notorious for lynchings.

     As JFK was making a White House run in May 1960, a 24-year-old Black Navy vet, from Bayonne, New Jersey, joined a friend on a road trip home.  

     But little did James Fair, Jr. know how ill-timed his arrival in rural Early County, Georgia would be.   

      Less than three days later, he’d find himself facing Georgia's electric chair for the rape and murder of an 8-year old girl he didn't know. 

    This narrative chronicles the riveting 26-month campaign spearheaded by Fair's mother, who stopped at nothing - raising the money, mobilizing the media and assembling a crackerjack legal team willing to go to the mat for her son.  

       Featuring Clinton presidential advisor Vernon Jordan, a law clerk on the case, and former White House cabinet secretary Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, who hails from the town where the case unfolded, the 65-minute film offers an unforgettable portrait of Jim Crow justice gone awry.