Castine Historical Society sponsors screening of Truth Tellers
The Castine Historical Society presents a screening of Truth Tellers, the documentary story of Robert Shetterly’s art and activism and a history lesson in what it means to be a citizen of a democracy. The documentary filmmaker, Richard Kane, and the artist, Robert Shetterly, will make remarks. Screened at the Alamo Theatre, Bucksport. Free of charge, donations gladly accepted.
From recent reviews of the film:
“Through following Shetterly’s visits to individuals and communities across this nation, Truth Tellers explores his journey to inspire and empower Americans to emulate his “models of courageous citizenship”. His story is an urgent reminder that courage and dissent play a critical role in protecting American rights and liberties and indeed our democracy.” – The Smithsonian
“Truth Tellers is both a story of Shetterly’s art and activism and a history lesson in what it means to be a citizen of a democracy.” – University of Louisville
“From the fight to remove symbols of hate to sustainability and climate activism, and from whistleblowing to the rights of indigenous people, Shetterly uses his art to explore these activists’ response to some of the most pressing issues of our time. ” -a/perture cinema
“Truth Tellers is a new documentary film diving into the lives of courageous Americans fighting for racial justice, climate change and indigenous rights through the eyes of Robert Shetterly, a long time activist and artist. The film explores the intersection of these timely issues stressing the urgency of coming together to confront them and galvanizing our resolve to uphold our country’s founding ideals.” -QuickLookFilms.com
Now about a year old, Truth Tellers has been screened at film festivals, schools, universities, and community venues throughout the United States. This is an unusual chance to see the film in Shetterly’s own Hancock County, Maine.