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Film Fest highlights racial and environmental injustices opening night

When stories aren’t shared, change can’t happen. And that’s why Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) organizers are opening the event with two films that will challenge viewers understanding of racial and environmental justice. One film tells the story of Emmett Till in a way you’ve never heard before. The other asks western civilization to listen to Indigenous people and rethink what they really know about the worsening climate crisis.

“They have to see it for themselves.”

Till opens the 10-day film festival tonight. It’s the story of a mother, Mamie Till Mobley, and her pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son Emmett Till, who was lynched in 1955 while visiting his cousins in Mississippi.

“I can’t help but think, are we doing enough?”

Also playing tonight is the acclaimed documentary Overheated, which focuses on climate anxiety, action, Indigenous communities, and utlimately the importance of hope. Billie Eilish is the film’s executive producer and an on-screen voice. Her mother and documentary producer, Maggie Baird, will attend the festival tonight alongside local philanthropist Stephanie Dillon. Both women are recipients of the 2022 TCFF Changemaker Award.

Other films to check out later in the week, A Letter to Bryson, Black Daddy the Movie and The smell of Money. You can view the full festival lineup at

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