"Discovery Weekend: Uncovering Truths/Finding Ourselves" This Weekend at MIST Harlem
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"Discovery Weekend: Uncovering Truths/Finding Ourselves" This Weekend at MIST Harlem

nullKicking off

our 2014-15 season, back at MIST Harlem, Creatively Speaking offers visual

imaginings of women and people of color from across the globe providing an

alternative approach to “Columbus Day”. Creatively Speaking programs

enlighten, challenge and engage audiences interested in seeing enriched,

realistic images of ourselves. Join us for a weekend of great films, lively

conversation and live music!

Here’s a sampling of our weekend

showings:  Friday, October 10th at 7pm, the U.S. Premiere of The

Black Moses: The L.O.Pindling Story by Travolta Cooper (2014). This docu-drama follows the life of the first Prime

Minister of the Bahamas, L.O. Pindling, leading his nation to political and

economic sovereignty in 1967. Acclaimed actor Dennis Haysbert offers a chilling

performance as the enigmatic Prime Minister himself.  Followed by Q&A with the

filmmaker and reception to follow with live Bahamian music!

On Saturday, October 11th at 2pm we present the documentary Harvest of Empire: The Untold

Story of Latinos in America by W. Thompson-Marquez, P. Getzels and E.

Lopez (2012). Based on the groundbreaking book

by award-winning journalist Juan González, HARVEST OF EMPIRE looks at the role

U.S. economic and military played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration. The film unveils the

human stories behind the headlines, unknown to most U.S. citizens. Co-presented with Third World Newsreel.

Followed by Q&A panel with Denis Butkus, actor/activist, performer in the

current play Juarez: The Documentary

Mythology and Margarita Gutman, Professor of International Affairs and

Urban Studies, The New School.

For the full program schedule and to purchase tickets, please follow us

on Facebook at Creatively Speaking Film

Series or on Twitter @CreativeSpFilm.

At MIST Harlem, 46 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10016.


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