Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Screening of "The Disturbances"

Screening of "The Disturbances"

A documentary screening and discussion of The Disturbances will be held on Thursday, October 6 at 6 p.m. at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill. 

Just released nationally, The Disturbances chronicles the role of Christian missionaries and local religious leaders in preventing deaths in 1966 in Nigeria during tribal atrocities.  Thousands of people, mostly Igbos and Easterners, were brutally killed in a few days in the fall of 1966 in Northern Nigeria. The death toll would have been higher if Christian missionaries and Nigerian pastors had not taken action to save lives. 

Following the screening, producer Cliff Vaughn will discuss research for the documentary, which includes more than two dozen on-camera interviews, nearly 2,500 documents, slides and photographs, and several hours of 8mm and 16mm home movies.  Dr. Bonnie White, professor emerita in the Auburn University College of Education, will discuss the documentary’s most critical piece of evidence, a 110-page notebook written in shorthand, which chronicles the participants growing realization of a pogrom against certain native peoples and their response. White provided a translation of the notebook for the documentary. 

The event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be provided.  Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street. 


Last Updated: October 04, 2016