Conscious Cinema 2023 - Long Beach

August 31, 2023 @ 5:30PM — November 19, 2023 @ 1:30PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

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Join in diverse community for a free Black-centered social justice film series

These events are free and donations are welcomed to support the film series.

Conscious Cinema is a free, public Black-centered social justice film series and dialogue initiative in Long Beach. Film screenings, hosted in locations across the city, will promote dialogue with a diverse audience around social justice issues through stories and lessons from the past, connecting them to movement building and community organizing happening today. Through the arts, using film as a tool for inspiration, participants will connect to one another as a community, explore a greater understanding around the issues as they continue to exist today, and be introduced to ways they can take part in local social change opportunities. Each event will close with a discussion about how the film relates to community engagement and current challenges that Long Beach faces in the present day and time. Lead partners include Hannibal Media Group and Long Beach Forward.

Conscious Cinema is intended for a diverse, intergenerational audience, recommended for audiences ages 16 and older, due to mature content (language and violence) recorded during the civil rights movement. Film screening locations are wheelchair accessible.

The following three films have been selected for the Summer 2023 series:

  • Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power - Thursday 8/31, 5:30pm-8pm at Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach 90807
  • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 - Thursday 9/14, 5:30pm-8pm at Grey Long Beach, 237 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach 90802
  • The Big Payback - Saturday, 11/18, 2pm-4:30pm at Martin Luther King Park, 1950 Lemon Ave. Long Beach 90806

How Can I Support?

Please post, print, and/or share our fliers/posters to help spread the word. Tag us on social media and use #consciouscinemaLB @movelbforward. Download posters at

Partner with Conscious Cinema

To become a supporting partner, please contact Melissa Morgan at or 562-900-8683. We welcome donations to support the film series so that we can provide it free of charge to the community. Donations can be made here when you RSVP. Partners are needed to help promote the events and bring audiences to the screenings.

About Long Beach Forward

Long Beach Forward is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that builds community knowledge, leadership, and power with low-income communities of color to drive social change and advance the vision that Long Beach is a place where race and income do not determine one’s future, and everyone is safe, connected, and healthy. Established in 2010, Long Beach Forward has been rooted in the community since its beginning, serving as the hub organization for Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach over a decade ago. Today, Long Beach Forward collaborates with multiple community partners to provide leadership development, strategy, communications, and convening support for justice-driven coalitions, collaborative groups, and campaigns.

About Hannibal Media Group

The Hannibal Media Group strives to be a leader in digital media communications and Lifestyle Marketing. As such, we develop, create and promote a variety of digital media properties which are broadcast across tablets, mobile, streaming and podcast platforms, mobile apps and desktop computers. Our core programming target is the individual who enjoys the urban cultural lifestyle from a decidedly global perspective.Our well documented expertise with music, arts, and events management provides a powerful foundation to provide brand marketing solutions by integrating intimately into the lifestyle of the target consumer. With our global outreach, we are dedicated to building a transatlantic bridge of music, arts and culture with the African Continent and the west. A legacy of broadcast programming, marketing, advertising sales and promotions along with major events management anchors our reliability and experience. Our track record provides exceptional discernment for new music trends and arts productions. Specialties include: Radio Broadcasting, Marketing Strategy Development, Project Management, Event Management, Event Production, Digital Video Editing, Social Networking Strategy, and Script Writing.

A big thank you to our sponsors!

Conscious Cinema Sponsorship $500
JSG Foundation
Conscious Cinema Sponsorship $250
Elite Skills Development

$695 raised by 8 people


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