Our Mockingbird is a one-hour documentary about how Harper Lee’s 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, still resonates in our national discourse about race, class and justice. Among the lawyers, writers, journalists, actors, teachers and activists who appear in the film are Harvard Law School’s Charles Ogletree, Congressman John Lewis, and Katie Couric as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Diane McWhorter, who will join the director, Sandra Jaffe, in conversation after the screening. Woven through Our Mockingbird is the story of two high schools in Birmingham, Alabama, one all-black and one all-white, collaborating on a play adapted from To Kill A Mockingbird.Our Mockingbird had its national broadcast premiere in February 2015 on America ReFramed, a documentary series on PBS.
Post-film discussion with:
Sandra Jaffe, filmmaker, Our Mockingbird
Diane McWhorter, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama—The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution