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Film Screening: “It is Well” (2018)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Cole Hall

Poster of the Rev. Dr. Mitchell with the words "May the work I've done speak for me."

Bridgewater College will show the feature documentary film It is Well at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Cole Hall. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with director and writer Bennie R. Mitchell III. The event is part of Bridgewater College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance.

It is Well is a snapshot of the Rev. Dr. Bennie R. Mitchell Jr.’s life, his achievements and his legacy as an activist in the state of Georgia.

Rev. Mitchell was a dynamic Baptist preacher, teacher and civic leader in Savannah, Ga., for 37 years until his death in 2011. He used his influence to help the citizens of Savannah take steps toward the future as a total community.

“One of the many things that my father tried to instill in his family and community was that nothing gets done if you don’t do it, and not to depend on anyone else to get your work done,” Mitchell said. “With those lessons, I have been working on a documentary to chronicle the accomplishments of my dad and what his accomplishments meant to Savannah, her citizens and this country.”

“I think it is important that not just Bridgewater College, but all learning institutions should screen this film because the young adults who seek higher education are the future leaders, movers and shakers of this country,” said Mitchell. “It is important to have a positive multicultural experience and to be sensitive to the past and present struggles that make up America and her people.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Questions? Contact us!

Jessica Luck
Editor & Director of Media Relations
Office: 540-828-5720
Mobile: 573-529-3862
jluck@bridgewater.edu

Mary Kay Heatwole
Media Relations Assistant
Office: 540-828-5486
mheatwol@bridgewater.edu

Abbie Parkhurst
Associate Vice President for Marketing & Communications/College Spokeswoman
Office: 540-828-5782
Mobile: 540-294-1441
aparkhur@bridgewater.edu