Saturday, February 9, 2013

PAST: BloomScreen Independent Film Series presents "The Healing Passage" on SUN, Feb 9th followed by a discussion and Q&A from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, All ages, by donation

Screening of The Healing Passage at BloomBars
Note: originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 21st, postponed due to the inclement weather
Sunday, February 9th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
by donation, $10 suggested
Proceeds support BloomBars
Free organic popcorn provided 

BloomScreen Indie Film Night is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts

BloomBars commemorates a belated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month with a film which poses the question – How do we heal from the residuals of The Middle Passage? The Healing Passage: Voices from the Water (2004, 90 min), by S. Pearl Sharp – Prominent cultural artists explore the present-day residuals of the trans- Atlantic slave trade and use music, ritual, dolls, spoken word and visual art to create paths to healing. For more than 300 years Africans were carried from their homeland, across the Atlantic Ocean (“The Middle Passage”), into chattel slavery in the Americas and the Caribbean. The residual impact of this African Holocaust still reverberates in the world today through psychological trauma, genetic memory, personal and community consciousness. Cultural artists, along with historians and healers, look at present day behavior that is connected to the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and use music, dolls, dance, altars, spoken word, visual art and ritual to create paths to healing.

3222 11th St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on 14th one block to Kenyon, turn right and walk over to 11th and turn left, right next door to Wonderland.

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