97 is a documentary feature film about the current wave of book bans in the United States. It tells the local story of Beaufort, S.C. where 97 books are suddenly pulled from their school libraries after two adults threaten to take legal action against the school board. Viewers follow three teenagers through their senior year of high school as they work together to fight book bans in Beaufort, as well as at the state, and national levels.
This community's story is interwoven with the larger national landscape of book banning, including interviews with best-selling authors, policy-makers, and experts on the topic.
Our fiscal sponsor, The Film Collaborative, accepts donations to help with production expenses and will provide a tax donation letter to you!
Click below to watch our short teaser
In case you missed it, you can watch our Facebook Live event from 6/29 here! Hosted by EveryLibrary, the incomparable Jodi Picoult discusses the issues and how to get involved - with the three amazing activist students in the film and two of the film's producers. Come join our family!