Connie Field is a pioneering social documentary filmmaker whose works include Freedom on My Mind (1994), a history of the civil rights movement in Mississippi, which was nominated for an Academy Award; and The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter” (1981), which is listed in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Most recently, she produced and directed Have You Heard from Johannesburg, a seven-part history of the international anti-apartheid movement.
In September 2010, NYU’s Center for Media, Culture and History screened From Selma to Soweto, an episode from the series. Earlier in the day, she sat down with Barbara Abrash for an interview.
In honor of MLK Day, CSM is hosting a screening of From Selma to Soweto at American University, Tuesday, January 18, 2011.