Thursday, October 27, 2011

PAST: FILM: BloomScreen and TransAfrica present two films at BloomBars: "The Stinking Ship" and "No Fear: The Marsha Coleman-Adebayo Story" TUES, April 24th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. All ages, by donation, $10 suggested

BloomScreen and TransAfrica present Two Film Screenings: 
"The Stinking Ship" and "No Fear: The Marsha Coleman-Adebayo Story"
Tuesday, April 24th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation, $10 suggested
Donations benefit TransAfrica and BloomBars
Free popcorn and refreshments provided

Join BloomBars and TransAfrica as they commemorate Earth Day 2012 with two films involving Africa and the fight for Environmental Justice. After the screenings, there will be a Q&A with filmmaker Bagassi Koura and activist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo.

The Stinking Ship (2011, 27 min), by Bagassi Koura - chronicles the humanitarian catastrophe that occurred after a Swiss-based oil and commodity shipping company unloaded its cargo of toxic waste in the middle of the largest city in Cote d’Ivoire. Watch the trailer.

No Fear: Truth Above All - The Marsha Coleman-Adebayo Story (2011, 10 min promo short), produced by Tylon Washington - tells the dramatic story of human rights activist and whistleblower Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, and details her fight on behalf of miners poisoned by Vanadium in South Africa, and her fight on behalf of federal whistleblowers facing reprisals in the U.S. Her story is being made into a full-length documentary, and this evening you'll have a chance to watch the promo short.

This film presentation was made possible thanks to our collaboration with TransAfrica – the oldest and largest African American human rights and social justice advocacy organization promoting diversity and equity in the foreign policy arena and justice for the African World. Proceeds from the evening will benefit both TransAfrica and BloomBars. Your support of TransAfrica will help give voice to millions throughout the Diaspora who are not heard. Your gifts to BloomBars support their work in the community.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts. Our goal is to provide a unique experience that a local Cineplex cannot – an opportunity for discussion that allows a better understanding of issues affecting our communities and our world. If you are interested in helping out in any way, they are also looking for volunteers to help out, email if you are interested in supporting BloomScreen.

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