A free screening of Poet of Poverty, a documentary film based on the letters of longtime Camden priest Father Michael Doyle, will be shown tonight at the .
In the film narrated by actor Martin Sheen, Doyle argues that Camden has, over time, become home to sewage, trash, and scrap metal processing facilities, used as a dumping ground by the surrounding suburban communities.
After the showing, which runs from 7 to 8 p.m., a discussion based on the historical, cultural, and ethical themes and questions raised by the film will follow, facilitated by Mark Krasovic, assistant research professor of American studies at Rutgers-Newark.
The film is made by Sean Dougherty, Tana Ross and Freke Vuijst.
This event is presented by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
Call the library to sign up at 856-829-9340.