Award-winning filmmaker will speak at Southern Thursday | Arts & Culture
From Southern University
Award-winning filmmaker and Baton Rouge native Keith Beauchamp, whose documentary “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till” was a major factor in the re-opening of the investigation of the 50-year-old murder by the FBI and the state of Mississippi, will speak to students at Southern University Thursday, Feb. 21.
Beauchamp will be speaking to Southern's business partners and students at 11 a.m. at the Smith-Brown Union.
Beauchamp, who attended Southern, spent nine years working on the documentary “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till.” The documentary was shown in 2003. The case was re-opened in 2004.
He has has been featured on 60 Minutes, ABC World New Tonight, Court TV, MSNBC, CNN, and BBC. He has also been profiled in hundreds of publications around the world including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Associated Press, and the Chicago Sun Times.He is currently completing a documentary on the Treyvon Martin case in Florida. Several of his documentaries will be shown as part of the Black History Month Film Festival at Southern on Feb. 25 and Feb. 26 in the union.
There will also be a reception and screening of Beauchamp’s documentary series at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Cotillion Ballroom of the Smith-Brown Memorial Union.
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