Cinema Divina: Mercy – via Zoom
With Marilyn Freeman
June 18, 2020
In these uncertain times made more intense by nationwide protests of racial injustice, many white people are asking questions like, What can I do? How can I make a difference? This session invites you into contemplative practice with filmmaker Marilyn Freeman and her Cinema Divina, ”Mercy”– a film inspired by a road trip that unexpectedly led her to the troubling religious roots of racism. With film screenings, writing and conversation, Marilyn will guide this contemplative discernment into how racial justice is the work of white people.
Marilyn Freeman is a media artist, writer and spiritual director. Inspired by lectio divina, Marilyn combines her creative and spiritual practices in CinemaDivina® — her growing body of short films made through and for contemplative practice. Her films and video essays are shared in spirituality centers and galleries, on literary sites and at film festivals. Marilyn is a Benedictine Oblate at St. Placid Priory in Lacey, Washington, a community with which she has been involved for more than a dozen years. https://marilynfreeman.com/
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