Tuesday 25th Jun 2019
6:30 – 8:30pm
Put on by Northwest African American Museum
Seattle’s Central District is the topic of discussion in this newly released hour-long documentary, On the Brink. The film will be screened at NAAM on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 each.
On the Brink tells the story of a once-vibrant community on the brink of vanishing from Seattle and their struggle to hold on to a place to call home in light of the city’s rapid change.
Watch the trailer here.
Seattle’s Central District was the largest enclave of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest. The once-thriving community now finds its very existence threatened by change, which is tearing apart the social fabric of their neighborhood. With few African Americans left in the Central District, can they overcome the course of change before their community and its rich history vanish?
On the Brink tells a universal story of a struggle to hold onto a sense of community in the face of change, and finding hope in a time of despair.
Producer and co-director: Jeff Shulman (producer of award-winning Seattle Growth Podcast); Co-Director: Steven Fong; Music Director: Kyle Townsend (Grammy-nominated and Oscar-nominated music producer) Cast: Slick Watts, DeVon Manier, Carl Livingston, Donald King, Jesdarnel Henton, Helen Coleman, Kristi Brown, Damon Bomar, Rev. Dr. Phyllis Ratcliff Beaumonte.