"The Contradictions of Fair Hope
reveals the tensions that undergird some of the most important questions facing not just African American communities, but all communities. How can communities retain their traditions and preserve historical memory in the face of extreme capitalism? How do we learn from history without being chained to the aspects of the historical record that no longer serve us? How do we even define community in the first place? These are just some of the queries this powerful documentary raises. The Contradictions of Fair Hope
is required viewing for all educators, students, artists, activists and anyone interested exploring the significant contradictions in our contemporary society."
Aimee Meredith Cox, PHD
African and African American Studies
Fordham University (Lincoln Center)