Fire in the Heartland to be Screened Feb. 18th

Kent State University at Ashtabula will host a viewing of Fire in the Heartland: Kent State, May 4, and Student Protest in America”, a 2010 selection to the Cleveland Film Festival, in the Main Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2020. The event is free and open to the public.

According to promotion for the film, Fire in the Heartland: Kent State, May 4th, and Student Protest in America is the story of a generation of students at Kent State University, who believed in the 1960s and 1970s that they were not being told the truth about racism, the violence of police and military against protestors, and the long American involvement in the Vietnam War; some paid for their questioning of authority with their lives and all were forever changed.

The documentary was produced and directed by Daniel Miller, who attended Kent State from 1968 to 1970. While a student at Kent State, Miller was a musician and civil rights activist. After leaving Kent State, he moved to Oregon and completed his education, receiving his masters and doctorate degrees in telecommunications and film from the University of Oregon, where he is now a professor. He teaches, researches and writes about civil and human rights.

The screening is part of the University’s year-long 50th Commemoration of May 4th. For more information on the film, visit http://www.fireintheheartland.org/FireintheHeartland/Home.html.  Additional details and a complete event listing for all events surrounding the 50th year commemoration can be found at www.kent.edu/may4kentstate50.

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POSTED: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 1:23pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 1:34pm
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Kent State Ashtabula Communications and Marketing