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How the Civil War is Taught in Classrooms with Director Rachel Boynton
October 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT| FREE
Don’t miss this conversation with award winning producer and director Rachel Boynton about her new documentary airing Sunday October 24
Join us on Friday, October 22 at 1:00 PM on YouTube for a virtual program hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. You can tune in live by visiting youtube.com/user/nmcwm at the scheduled time.
Director of Education John Lustrea will talk with award winning producer and director Rachel Boynton about her latest documentary – Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are) – airing on Sunday October 24 at 10:00 PM on MSNBC. The film explores how Americans learn about Civil War history in classrooms around the country. Interviewing historians, high school history teachers, and students, Boynton attempts to highlight how we talk about and teach our Civil War past. The conversation in the live stream will cover what she discovered and what it might mean going forward.
Rachel Boynton produced and directed the feature-length documentaries Big Men (2014) and Our Brand Is Crisis (2006). Each project spent several years filming on multiple continents. Our Brand Is Crisis won the International Documentary Association’s Best Feature Documentary Award and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Her latest film is Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are) (2021)
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