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The Virginia Theatre
Presented by Illinois Public Media, this exciting series brings the very best of recent art films and documentaries to the Virginia Theatre.
LET THE LITTLE LIGHT SHINE (2022)
Illinois Public Media and the Champaign Park District are proud to welcome LET THE LITTLE LIGHT SHINE director/producer KEVIN SHAW to the Virginia for this special Arthouse Experience Film Series screening, to include a Q&A session after the movie with Mr. Shaw and other distinguished guests.
In the documentary LET THE LITTLE LIGHT SHINE, a small but mighty group of parents, students, and educators mobilize to fight for The National Teachers Academy (NTA), a top-ranked Black elementary school facing threat of closure by way of transformation into a high school that caters to the neighborhood’s newer, wealthier residents.
Bringing to life the famous Margaret Mead quote—”Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”—the film’s story is a blueprint for community organizing as it follows everyday parents-turned organizers alongside NTA students and staff as they advocate to keep their school, a community safe-haven, intact.
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