Events

Man On Fire

Man On Fire

Wednesday, February 27, 6:30pm

Man On Fire

Tickets :
$5 General Admission
FREE to RACC Students/Staff and Miller Center Members

Event Description

5:45 Reception
6:30 Film
Post Film Panel Discussion

Grand Saline, Texas, a town east of Dallas, has a history of racism, a history the community doesn’t talk about. This shroud of secrecy ended when Charles Moore, an elderly white preacher, self-immolated to protest the town’s racism in 2014, shining a spotlight on the town’s dark past. “Man on Fire” untangles the pieces of this protest and questions the racism in Grand Saline today.

Overall, “Man on Fire” encapsulates the racial climate in Grand Saline and chronicles Moore’s life and death, presenting Grand Saline and Moore as two pillars of the flm’s narrative: one a disjointed man seeking truth and communal repentance and the other a community whose present is inextricably tied to their past.