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'My Brooklyn', 'Detropia' & 'Land of Opportunity' at MIST in Harlem This Month

Shadow and Act By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act April 4, 2013 at 10:00PM

'My Brooklyn', 'Detropia' & 'Land of Opportunity' at MIST in Harlem This Month
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CS Series April

If you live in New York or have travel plans to the city April 19-21......

The folks at Creatively Speaking, spearheaded by Michelle Materre, are hosting the film event Urban and Green: Stories of Environmental Injustice this month at MIST (My Image Studios) in Harlem, NY (46 W 116th Street). The event, which includes a few of our film favorites, will feature Byron Hurt's Soul Food Junkies, Kelly Anderson's Brooklyn gentrification documentary My Brooklyn, Luisa Danta's New Orleans-set documentary Land of Opportunity and Heidi Ewing/Rachel Grady's documentary on Detroit's ills titled

Detropia.

See more information below, along with links to purchase tickets:

"The End of Poverty by Philippe Diaz" (2008) - Filmmaker, Philippe Diaz, reveals that poverty is not an accident. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. The End of Poverty? asks why today 20% of the planet's population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate? TICKETS

“Soul Food Junkies” (2013) by Byron Hurt – 60 mins.
The film explores the history and social significance of soul food to black cultural identity and its effect on African American health – good and bad. BUY TICKETS

“My Brooklyn” (2013) by Kelly Anderson – 85 mins.
Documents the dramatic transformation of Downtown Brooklyn and the Fulton Street Mall, where government policies and corporate development joined forces to displace small businesses and longtime neighborhood residents….BUY TICKETS

Harlem Arts Alliance – Artists Development Seminar Series
“The Artist Journey: Genuine Insight & Finding Your Role In Front of or Behind the Camera”. BUY TICKETS

“Land of Opportunity” (2012) by Luisa Dantas – 97 mins.
Six stories that delve deep into the tumultuous reconstruction of New Orleans, as told through the eyes of urban planners, community organizers, displaced youth, immigrant workers, and public housing residents. BUY TICKETS

“Detropia” (2012) by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady – 91 mins
Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century— the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; BUY TICKETS

“Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route” by Pamela Sporn – 12 mins (work in progress)
In this work-in-progress, filmmaker and daughter of Detroit, Pam Sporn, returns to take a more nuanced look at the Motor City’s history and Detroiters’ current struggle for revitalization.

“Homecoming” (1999) – by Charlene Gilbert – 56mins
Homecoming is the first film to explore the rural roots of African American life. It chronicles the generations-old struggle of African Americans for land of their own which pitted them against both the Southern white power structure and the federal agencies responsible for helping them. BUY TICKETS


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