The Award Winning Documentary “Elementary Genocide: The School To Prison Pipeline is up for AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD & BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Peachtree Village International Film Festival
WHERE: W-Hotel (Downtown Atlanta)
45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd Atlanta, GA 30308
WHEN: Saturday, September 19th, 2015 @ 1 PM
WHY: Nomination (Best Documentary & Audience Choice Award)
Q&A & Panel Discussion with Director Rahiem Shabazz Tracey D. Syphax Ed Garnes and Dr. Torrance Stephens
Tickets Can Be Purchased At https://squareup.com/market/gipp-museums-inc/elementary-genocide
About Ed Garnes
Award-winning writer, activist, counselor, and coach, Atlanta native Edward M. Garnes, Jr. is the founder of From Afros To Shelltoes, a community-based organization uniquely focused on cultural productions that bridge generation gaps between youth, elders, and the hip-hop community. Garnes has received The Atlanta Tribune Man of Distinction Award and holds a B.A. in English Writing from DePauw University and an M.A. in Counseling from Michigan State University where he studied as a Competitive Doctoral Enrichment Fellow in Counseling. His seminal essay “Black Boy Blues Suite: A Love Poem To My Father In E -Flat” appears in the anthology Where Did Our Love Go: Love and Relationships in the African American Community edited by Gil Robertson. As a highly sought after commentator on hip hop, black identity, manhood, and popular culture, Garnes has appeared on Young Black Entrepreneur Magazine, CNN’s Headline News, Fox’s MY TV Network, Sirius Radio, CBS Radio, and allhiphop.com. Garnes currently serves as Graduate Diversity Enhancement Fellow at the University of Tennessee and co-stars in the internationally acclaimed documentary film series Elementary Genocide directed by Rahiem Shabazz. His national manhood tour Sweet Tea Ethics has featured famed brothers Dr. Cornel West & Clifton West.
About Elementary Genocide
Elementary Genocide is a documentary executive produced by award winning journalist/filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz. The documentary appeals to a wide general viewership by addressing the social, cultural, political and personal ramifications of how the federal government allots money to each state, to build prions based on the failure rate of 4th and 5th graders. In America, where half of the 4th grade is reading below grade level and more African-American males are in jail than are in college, Elementary Genocide serves as a striking reminder of a flawed system in need of repair.
Elementary Genocide consists of candid interviews and voice-over narration culled from original interviews from professors, teachers, best selling authors, children, parents, celebrities, etc. A few notable appearances are made by Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson, Dr. Boyce Watkins, Supreme Understanding, Dr. Torrence Stephens, Tracey Syphax, Killer Mike, Kadidra Stewart, Edward M. Garnes Jr., Okorie Johnson and Sistah Iminah.