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The Loving Generation: Episodes 1-4 (Jordan)

Expired February 24, 2021 6:30 PM
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Welcome to the U.S. Embassy in Amman's Black History Month film screening in partnership with the Royal Film Commission, Jordan.

The Cultural Affairs Team at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, in partnership with the Royal Film Commission–Jordan, welcome you to this special film screening of "The Loving Generation" in celebration of Black History Month.

JOIN the post-screening discussion with U.S. Embassy officers:

THE LOVING GENERATION is a first-of-its-kind look into the generation of children born to one black parent and one white parent just before — and after — the United States Supreme Court’s 1967 "Loving vs. Virginia" decision, which overturned all remaining anti-miscegenation laws in the United States. More specifically, the interviewees are biracial individuals born between 1965 and 1985. These individuals include: Erin Cloud, Susan Lewis, Melissa Harris-Perry, Adam Sewer, Elaine Welteroth, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Panama Jackson, Soledad O’Brien, Nicholas Jones, Jaweer Brown, Gracia Walker, Rebecca Carroll and Octavio Warnock-Graham, and Mat Johnson. The story of the Loving Generation is the story of how these biracial children — many of whom solely identify as Black — experience race within a divided America, and how their visibility (or invisibility), accomplishments and experiences provide a fascinating and unique window into the borderland between “blackness” and “whiteness”, and, in some cases, explode our ideas about race and identity. A unique aspect of this digital series is that it draws heavily on family photos that the participants have given us to use. These personal archives are woven together with larger historical archival material and straight-to-camera studio interviews.

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  • Runtime
    10 minutes
  • Director
    Lacey Schwartz-Delgado