April 24, 2012, 7:00 PM
Venue: 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
Join TransAfrica and BloomBars as we commemorate Earth Day 2012 with two films involving Africa and the fight for Environmental Justice.
The Stinking Ship (2011, 27 min), by Bagassi Koura – chronicles the humanitarian catastrophe that occurred after a Swiss-based oil and commodity shipping company unloaded its cargo of toxic waste in the middle of the largest city in Côte d’Ivoire.
No Fear: Truth Above All–The Marsha Coleman-Adebayo Story (2011, 10 min promo short), produced by Tylon Washington – tells the dramatic story of human rights activist and whistleblower Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, and details her fight on behalf of miners poisoned by Vanadium in South Africa, and her fight on behalf of federal whistleblowers facing reprisals in the U.S. Her story is being made into a full-length documentary. We will watch the promo short.
After our screenings, we’ll have a Q&A with filmmaker Bagassi Koura and activist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo.
* Suggested Donation: $10. 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 who are not heard. Your gifts to BloomBars support its work in the community and helps keep BloomBars’ programs running. Free Popcorn and refreshments provided.