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2010.10.20> For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

Film Streams to Screen Emmy-Winning 'Inaugural Ride'

Omaha - Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater will present a special screening of the Emmy Award-winning documentary “An Inaugural Ride to Freedom” and post-show Q&A with director Omowale Akintunde on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Akintunde is the chair of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Black Studies Department.

“An Inaugural Ride to Freedom” chronicles the trip made by Omaha community members (including students and faculty from UNO) to the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009. The film is a cinematic documentation of the joy, the laughter and the tears of 55 passengers who board a bus and travel over 2,000 miles for the experience of a lifetime.

Earlier this year, “An Inaugural Ride to Freedom” won an Emmy Award for Best Cultural Documentary from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter.

Tickets for the screening of “An Inaugural Ride to Freedom” are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, students, teachers and military, and $4.50 for Film Streams Members. For questions, requests, or more information, please contact Casey Logan at (402) 933-0259 or casey@filmstreams.org.

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