Screening: Riotsville, USA


Sunday, June 16, 2024

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Our Education working group will be screening Sierra Pettengill’s Riotsville, USA, a 2022 documentary about the state’s response to the urban uprisings of the late 1960s. We’ll be talking about the film and its resonance today from Cop City in Atlanta to the militarization of police on campus. Sierra Pettengill will be in-person with archival material for the conversation! Masks are not required but are encouraged.

Film description: Welcome to Riotsville, a fictional town built by the U.S. military. Using footage shot by the media and the government, the film explores the militarization of the police and the reaction of a nation to the uprisings of the late ’60s, creating a counter-narrative to a critical moment in the country’s history.

Watch the trailer here.