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Also available from The Documentary Group Let Freedom Swing. Watch it online

Let Freedom Swing is now available to stream online!  LFS is three short films that explore the parallel histories of the Constitution and Jazz and feature Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and musician Wynton Marsalis as well as scholars and musicians from all walks of American life.

Another chance to catch Yick Wo in California this October

Yick Wo and the Equal Protection Clause is going to be a part of the inaugural Los Angeles International Film Festival.

The festival runs from October 7-11, 2010 in Venice and Santa Monica, CA. Yick Wo will screen during Block 3, the “Music Video and Doc Friday Night Fest.”

Location details:

Friday October 8th
9:30pm-12:30am
Promenade Playhouse
1404 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Click here to purchase tickets — $20 will get you admission to the Block 3 screening and the reception party on the 10th. All-access passes are also available.

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Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company in the news

Students across the country watched Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company on Constitution Day, but a lucky few in Mississippi got to talk with Thaddeus Edmonson himself.

The Laurel Leader-Call has the story.

Tickets now available: See Yick Wo as part of the DC Asian American Film Festival’s “No Day But Today” short film program

Catch Yick Wo and the Equal Protection Clause in Washington this October at the 11th annual DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival.

The film will screen Sunday, October 10 at 2:00 pm, as part of the “No Day But Today” short film program. You can purchase tickets here — admisson is $8 in advance, $10 at the door. The screening will take place at the Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh Street, NW Washington, DC, and will include several short films from around the world.

The DC APA Film Festival runs October 7 – 16, 2010.

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Yick Wo screening in California

Yick Wo and the Equal Protection Clause will screen in California next month as part of the 13th annual United Nations Association Film Festival.

Presented in conjunction with the Center for East Asian Studies and Center for Asian American Media, the film will be shown Tuesday, October 26 at 4pm at the Eastside Theater, 1041 Myrtle Street, East Palo Alto.

The festival runs October 22-31, 2010 in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and at Stanford University. This year’s films all focus on subjects relating to population, migration and globalization.

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Yick Wo wins best short film at the Show Me Social Justice Film Festival

Yick Wo and the Equal Protection Clause has been honored with another award. The film won Best Short Film this past weekend at the Show Me Social Justice International Film Festival in Warrensburg, MO.

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Happy Constitution Day!

To celebrate Constitution Day, the latest installment of The Constitution Project is being officially released!  Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company is now available to stream and download for free at The Annenberg Foundation’s Sunnylands Classroom website.

In addition, The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands has made Jury Selection available on DVD to more than 40,000 classrooms and libraries across the country.

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Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company online; DVDs to ship for Constitution Day 2010

Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company is now available to watch online!

Jury Selection is part of Sunnylands Classroom Constitution Day 2010. If you are a school or a library and would like a free copy on DVD, register here by September 5th. DVDs should arrive by September 15.

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Press for Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company

The Laurel Leader-Call has published an article about the most recent film from The Constitution Project, Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company. It includes interviews with Thaddeus Edmonson — The Leader-Call is his hometown paper – and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

“I’m glad my case will be broadcast to students across the nation,” said Edmonson. “This case happened years ago. However, even after having to wait so long for justice to be served, I still believed in America. I still believe in the Constitution of the United States.”

Click here to read “Edmonson case gets its place in history”.

The film will be released to celebrate Constitution Day, and will be available to view online as well as in more than 40,000 schools and libraries across the nation.

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Yick Wo wins two awards from the Los Angeles International Film Festival

The Constitution Project: Yick Wo and The Equal Protection Clause has been selected by The Los Angeles International Film Festival, as a winner in the Short Documentary Film category. In addition, Yick Wo editor Marc Tidalgo won for Best Editing-Short Documentary.

The film will screen this fall in Los Angeles.

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