Slap the Donkey, by filmmaker Edward J. Harris, Jr. is narrated by Danny Glover and features such notable luminaries and public intellectuals as Percy Sutton, Dr. Ron Daniels, and Dr. Cornel West. Slap the Donkey was recently featured in Howard University’s John H. Johnson School of Communications Film Festival in New York, NY at the Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by journalist and CNN correspondent Jamal Simmons with guests XM Satellite Radio host Joe Madison, IPS scholar Dedrick Muhammad, and actor/producer Doug E. Doug.
Slap the Donkey takes a critical look at black politics at the start of the 21st century, while tracking Al Sharpton’s 2004 bid for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States of America. The documentary features commentary and interviews from members of the Democratic Party, such as George McGovern and Joseph Lieberman. The film also features well-known figures in the African American community such as Jesse Jackson Jr. and Herb Boyd.
Admission is $10.00 tickets can be purchased at E Street Cinemas. For more information about Harris’ film or to interview Harris, please call 646-217-9995 or email slapthedonkey [at] gmail [dot] com.