Documentary based on ‘Northside’ play to be shown May 27

Our SideThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will show the documentary “Our Side: The Other Atlantic City” on Saturday, May 27, at 2 p.m. Our Side tells the story of a community-led theater production in Atlantic City — a stage adaptation of the book "Growing up in the Other Atlantic City: Wash’s and the Northside," written by Atlantic City native Turiya S.A. Raheem.
From bustling streets to broken promises, from discrimination to resiliency, the film follows local residents staging a play about the historically Black community of Atlantic City through the lens of Raheem’s own family odyssey. Coming together to perform their community history shapes residents’ hearts and minds and helps them imagine a better future for their community.
Theatrical footage and oral history interviews illustrate the vibrant Atlantic City of yesteryear, bringing to life the pride and struggle that made the Northside a self-sustaining community and epicenter of Black culture. The documentary shows the daily lives of cast members, their struggles to give their city a better future and honor its past.
Please call (609) 345-2269 for more information.