“We believe it is crucial to build a tradition of sharing more stories, voices and faces on our screens,” Richard Abramowitz and Courtney Sheehan, the series organizers, said in a statement.
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As an “act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia,” Abramowitz and Sheehan have organized The Seventh Art Stand—a nation-wide series of film screenings and discussions that will take place in May 2017, with over 30 locations in 18 states confirmed.
Abramowitz is an adjunct professor in the film BFA program who teaches the Business of Film. He’s an independent film marketing and distributing executive and runs the film distribution company Abramorama.