On August 21 at 5:30 p.m., California Humanities is hosting its first documentary night at its Oakland headquarters (538 9th Street, Suite 210). The program features “Last Day of Freedom,” an animated short documentary by Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman, developed in collaboration with Community Resource Initiative. The film, which was supported by California Humanities, the Creative Work Fund, and others, tells the story of one man’s struggle to stand by his brother in the face of war, PTSD, and capital punishment. The evening will include a facilitated discussion with the filmmakers and Brendon Woods, Chief Public Defender of Alameda County.
This event is free and open to the public, but guests should register in advance here.
“Last Day of Freedom” was nominated for a Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject in 2016. It also received an IDA Documentary Award for Best Documentary Short among other accolades. Watch the trailer here.