Filmmakers Dr. Robert Cassanello, UCF Associate Professor of History and Dr. Lisa Mills, UCF Associate Professor of Film join the University of North Florida Film Program, LGBTQ Center, and Digital Humanities Institute for a special virtual screening of The Committee.
The Committee is a documentary film about the little-known Florida Legislative Investigative Committee of the State Legislature from 1956–1965. Florida Senator Charley Johns chaired the committee, and its aim was to root out communist and homosexual teachers and students from state universities. It was successful in either firing or expelling more than 200 suspected gay and lesbian citizens. [runtime: 26 minutes]
The documentary screening will also include a Q&A with the filmmakers as part of LGBTQ History Month.
This event is open to the public and registration is required.