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“Rasheeda’s Freedom Day,” a short film by Dija Henry and the Harrison Center will be shown at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Toby Theater at Newfields.

Dija Henry as Rasheeda. (Photo by Kurtis Bowersock)

The 35-minute film tells the story of Indianapolis resident and greatriarch JoAnna LeNoir, who left an abusive situation and moved her family to Martindale-Brightwood. The suggested rating for the movie is PG.

A panel discussion featuring JoAnna LeNoir, greatriarch; Dija Henry, director, actress and CEO of Blue House Entertainment; and Sampson Levingston, local historian of Through 2 Eyes Indiana, will follow the screening.

Journey Harrell, Haliyah Pathak, Havannah Pathak, Jalen Manny, Hadessa Henry and Dija Henry. (Photo by Kurtis Bowersock)

The red carpet will begin at 6:30 p.m. and a meet and greet will be 8 p.m.

Click here for tickets.

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