Date: April 30, 2013 7:00 - 9:00PM
Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW Washington, DC 20010
Join TransAfrica and BloomBars as we commemorate Freedom Day in South Africa (April 27th), with the presentation of The Creators: South Africa Through the Eyes of Its Artists (2012, 89 min), by Laura Gamse
THE CREATORS explores the chaotic reality of modern day South Africa through the work of artists.
Apartheid's legacy left marks of injustice throughout South African society. While the young generation still struggles with violence and poverty, some have chosen a creative way to express their feelings. These "creators" use the strongest weapon they have in their hands: their art.
The film profiles contemporary artists Faith47 (street art), Warongx (afro-blues), Emile (hip-hop), Sweat.X (performance art), Blaq Pearl (spoken word) and Mthetho (opera).
Our film will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Laura Gamse. Suggested Donation: $10.
Free popcorn and refreshments provided. Proceeds will benefit both TransAfrica and BloomBars. Your support of TransAfrica will help amplify the voice of millions of people in Africa and throughout the Diaspora. Gifts to BloomBars helps support its programs and work in the community.