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All In-Person Pratt Library Events Cancelled, Virtual Events Now Available

Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, all Pratt Library locations are closed out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our customers. We will continue to update this page with more information as the situation evolves.

Virtual events are now available online! Browse our virtual events and attend online workshops, writers’ groups, and more from the comfort of your own home.

Documentary & Discussion: Rat Film

Join us for a thought-provoking film and discussion with refreshments.

Rat Film: The History of Baltimore Told Through a Unique Lens uses the rat as a passageway into the dark, complicated history of Baltimore. A unique blend of history, sci-fi, poetry and portraiture, Rat Film brilliantly breaks documentary norms and dissects how racial segregation, redlining, and environmental racism built the Baltimore we see today.

What begins as an examination of our interactions with rats - portraits of rat afflicted citizens, use of rats in labs, development of rat poison - becomes a deeper exploration of Baltimore. Director Theo Anthony investigates the history of the city, and the systemic racism that established the low-income and predominantly black neighborhoods that are still plagued by rats today.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:30pm

Washington Village Branch
856 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230

Event Type

Films

Age Group

Teens, Adults

Compass Category

Films at the Pratt

Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond - for Adults

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