From our home base in Wilmington, North Carolina, Working Films collaborates with organizers and activists around the country to leverage powerful documentaries as tools for change. We often screen the film projects we work with in the Port City, but this year we’re committed to bringing even more of these narrative shifting films to Wilmington audiences in collaboration with local organizers and nonprofits working for social justice. In the coming weeks we have four screenings lined up, and more to be announced soon. Find the full details for these screenings below, and follow our socials for additions to our Wilmington screening series schedule.

2023 Wilmington Screening Series:


Refuge film poster

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

UNCW – Bear Hall #106

The leader of a white nationalist hate group finds healing from the people he once despised: a Muslim heart doctor and a town of refugees.


  • Dr. Mayra Galeano (Med North Director)
  • Wesley Magruder (Church World Service Wilmington Director)
  • Edelmira Segovia (Director of Centro Hispano)

This event is presented through a partnership with UNCW Department of World Languages and Cultures and UNCW Centro Hispano.


Freedom Hill film poster

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC

$10 suggested donation

Freedom Hill explores the environmental racism washing away Princeville, NC, the first town incorporated by freed, formerly enslaved Africans in America.


  • Resita Cox (Filmmaker of Freedom Hill)
  • Dr. Britt Moore (UNCW Professor of Environmental Science)
  • Deborah Dicks Maxwell (President of the NC NAACP)
  • Gene Felice (FLOW ILM Curator)

Additional details here.


Racist Roots film poster

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cape Fear Community College, Union Station Room 170

A 25-minute film created by the Center for Death Penalty Litigation that exposes the death penalty’s deep entanglement with slavery, lynching, and racism.


  • Moderated by NCCADP Executive Director Noel Nickle
  • Daquan Peters (Founder of LEX)
  • Dr. Kimberly Cook (Professor and Director of Restorative Justice Collaborative at UNCW)
  • Alfred Rivera (Exoneree from NC’s death row)
  • Spoken word performance by Nick Courmon

Presented in collaboration with NCCADP, the New Hanover County NAACP, CFCC, LINC, and The Restorative Justice Collaborative at UNCW.

Additional details here.


Always in Season film poster

Friday, April 28, 2023, 7:30 pm

Jengo’s Playhouse, 815 Princess St, Wilmington, NC 28401

When 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swingset in rural North Carolina in 2014, his mother’s search for justice and reconciliation begins, while the trauma of more than a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present.


  • Jacqueline Olive (Director of Always in Season)

This event is presented through a partnership with the UNCW Office of the Arts, through the NEA Big Read program, the UNCW Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion, and Working Films.

RSVP here.

For regular updates on the 2023 Wilmington Screening Series, follow Working Films on Twitter and Instagram.

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