Please note: West Building is now closed through October 7, 2022, to complete an exciting reinstallation of the People’s Collection. During this time enjoy free exhibitions on view in East Building, indoor and outdoor events and programming, and the 164-acre Museum Park. We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting October 8, 2022. Learn more about the opening weekend celebration.

The River Speaks of Thirst Film Screening and Discussion

In honor of Women’s History Month, the NCMA and the Justice Theater Project present a screening of The River Speaks of Thirst.

This critically acclaimed short film includes a collection of audio poems written by North Carolina poet laureate Jaki Shelton Green that document the real experiences of African American people past and present. Each poem is treated as a separate vignette using various mediums, including music, dance, song, and dramatic interpretation, to illustrate topics such as race, oppression, emancipation, religion, and grief.

Director and choreographer: Dr. Kristi V. Johnson
Composer: former NCMA artist in residence Carolyn Colquitt
Soloist: Sandra Dubose

Concessions will be available.

Images courtesy of Jaki Shelton Green


Mar 24, 2022


7:00 PM - 8:45 PM


Free; registration required


East Building, SECU Auditorium

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