LHAAFF 2012 Preview - "Walk With Me" (A Portrait Of 3 Women, Theater, And Activism)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
April 5, 2012 5:40 PM
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An intriguing project 4 years in the making titled Walk With Me, directed by Tanisha Christie and Ellie Walton, it's set to make its world premiere at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival (inaugural AFFRM partner) on April 22, 2012. 

The feature documentary's short story goes...

Against the backdrop of moments of historical social change, “Walk with Me” is an expressionistic portrait of three women - the late DC theater-artist Rebecca Rice, who grew up in Chicago during the turbulent ‘50’s & 60’s; Lisa Biggs - a dance-theater artist and scholar; and Anu Yadav, a first generation South Asian actor-educator living in Washington, DC. While at work in prisons, community centers and schools, each woman has found theater as a way to engage a level of activism in themselves, form inclusive spaces with others, and to tell stories of joy or sorrow... Walk With Me is an expressionistic journey capturing artists who are sharing the creative process of performance and the people who are unexpectedly deeply moved by the experience. The film is a tribute to the legacy of arts activism showing that performance touches hearts by offering us a chance to actively experience our own humanity for personal and hopefully communal transformation.

More info on the film at www.walkwithmethemovie.com.

Check out the trailer below:

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1 Comment

  • urbanauteur | April 5, 2012 8:21 PMReply

    i like this, it puts me in the mind of the Black Arts Movement, with larry neal, amiri baraka & ed bullins, this is definately" pre-august wilson", who took the lion's share of media credit, when this synergy of art & activism intersects with the masses, it was a watershed time,i long for those dazed.

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