BloomBars and Africa World Now Project present…
What: The Creators: South Africa Through the Eyes of Its Artists
When: Tuesday, October 27,[masked]:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds support both the Africa World Now Project and BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.
The Creators: South Africa Through the Eyes of Its Artists (2012, 89 min), by Laura Gamse – explores the chaotic reality of modern day South Africa through the work of artists. Apartheid's legacy left marks of injustice throughout South African society. While the young generation still struggles with violence and poverty, some have chosen a creative way to express their feelings. These "creators" use the strongest weapon they have in their hands: their art. The film profiles contemporary artists Faith47 (street art), Warongx (afro-blues), Emile (hip-hop), Sweat.X (performance art), Blaq Pearl (spoken word) and Mthetho (opera).
The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion hosted by Mwiza Munthali, host of the radio show "Africa Now," on WPFW 89.3FM. We hope also to have filmmaker Laura Gamse join us via Skype.
Facebook RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/creators-1027-rsvp
The Venue: http://www.bloombars.com
PARKING INFORMATION - Street parking on 11th St and adjacent streets, two (2) parking garages a short walk away (*14th St near Target, and *Park Rd at Giant Food), and a METRO Station (Columbia Heights) a short 3 blocks away. We encourage everyone to allow themselves time and take advantage of METRO, or available parking options. Thank you!