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History Film Forum

Live BackStory Show: THE BIRTH OF A NATION at 100
Sunday, November 22, 2015
5 pm, Warner Bros. Theater

This year marks the 100th anniversary of D.W. Griffith's controversial and monumental work, THE BIRTH OF A NATION. As perhaps the best example of the power of history film to affect public understanding of the past, the Forum will examine the film and what it means a century later as well as what lessons we can draw for the creation of history film today. The discussion will be hosted by Backstory with the American History Guys, a weekly, national public radio program and podcast produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, in discussion with artists, scholars, and the live audience.

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The History Guys

Brian Balogh, Professor of History, University of Virginia
Peter Onuf, Professor of History, Emeritus, UVA, and Senior Research Fellow, Monticello
Ed Ayers, Professor of the Humanities and President, Emeritus, University of Richmond

Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky), artist

Annette Gordon Reed, historian and law professor, Harvard University

Fath Davis Ruffins, Curator, National Museum of American History