Before The Trees Was Strange- Free Screening of a New Film

Before The Trees Was Strange

A new film about love, racism and forgiveness.

TUE, May 30 at 7-9:30PM
A personal documentary by Derek Burrows
Columbia High School Auditorium
17 Parker Avenue, Maplewood

The film will be introduced by Dr. John Ramos, Superintendent of Schools
Following this FREE screening please join us for a conversation with:

Filmmaker Derek Burrows
Historian Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Moderated by Budd Mishkin

Presented by
The South Orange Maplewood School District | The Parenting Center| MAC Scholars
The Community Coalition on Race | SOPAC

For more information about the film go to

**Please note this event is appropriate for middle & high school students and adults.

“Derek Burrows’ autobiographical documentary, “Before the Trees Was Strange” is both a courageous probe of racism where it is unexpected and a sweet, affecting homage to the filmmaker’s remarkable Bahamian family.”

~Gerald Peary, film critic, The Arts Fuse!