Presented by Columbia Festival of the Arts

april, 2020

03apr(apr 3)12:00 pm05(apr 5)11:59 pmFreeVirtual Film Festival Retrospective12:00 pm - 11:59 pm (5) Event Organized By: Columbia Film Festival Event TagsAward WInning,short film


Event Details

Free 11 min 30 sec (Winner Best Cinematography 2019)

Inspired by true events through the writing of Frederick Douglass, an African-American abolitionist, statesman, and social reformer, ‘Free’ is about a young slave worker who is secretly taught to read and write by his master’s wife. Using only the air as their blackboard, it was at that moment that he realized that knowledge was his pathway from slavery to freedom. Frederick writes, “My new mistress proved to be all she appeared when I first met her at the door, — a woman of the kindest heart and finest feelings.” He continues, “her face was made of heavenly smiles, and her voice of tranquil music. She very kindly commenced to teach me the A, B, C’s”


3 (Friday) 12:00 pm - 5 (Sunday) 11:59 pm


Columbia Film Festival Virtual Screening Room


Columbia Film Festival

Columbia Film Festival Virtual Screening Room