The Digital Studies Center will present a special screening of the award-winning documentary Hit and Stay, on Tuesday, November 18th, at 6 p.m. in Fine Arts Building, Room 110. A Q & A with co-director Joe Tropea will follow the film.
Hit and Stay documents the story of nine Catholic activists who, in opposition to the Vietnam War, set Draft Board records on fire in Maryland in 1968. After setting fire to the documents, they prayed, and waited to be arrested. Their act set off a wave of similar protests around the country. This documentary tells the story of the Catonsville Nine through interviews with the participants, as well as with historian Howard Zinn and political critic Noam Chomsky.