7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation, $10 suggested
Popcorn and refreshments provided
BloomBars and TransAfrica commemorate Freedom Day in South Africa (April 27th) with a presentation of "The Creators: South Africa Through the Eyes of Its Artists" (view trailer, 2012, 89 min) by Laura Gamse.
This film explores the chaotic reality of modern day South Africa through the work of artists. The film will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Laura Gamse and with Mwiza Munthali, the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica.
About the film: 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).
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. Proceeds will benefit both TransAfrica and BloomBars. Your support of TransAfrica will help give voice to millions of people in Africa and throughout the Diaspora. Your gifts to BloomBars support our work in the community.