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March 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Join the Artist Odyssey and Museum of Photographic Arts for the premiere of “From Haarlem to Harlem,” a short documentary featuring photographic artist Alanna Airitam.

Film Summary: Fatigued by incessant news of black people being shot and killed, and with the election as the final straw, artist Alanna Airitam decided to create a body of work to portray black people as she knows them to be, which is far from the media’s persistently negative narrative. “I was tired of the narrative that we aren’t worthy of being treated with respect, that we aren’t beautiful, that we don’t belong,” she says. Alanna set out to prove these negative messages false with images that reveal the “true grace, pride, beauty, power, and strength” of black people in the face of all they have suffered.

Trailer here

Following the screening will be a discussion with Alanna Airitam and filmmakers Barbarella and David Fokos. We expect this event to sell out, so be sure to reserve your seats now!

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Some more info:

6pm – Doors open

6:30 – Film begins

6:50 – Discussion

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Event Details

Start:   March 28, 2018
Time:   6:30 pm
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Welcome to the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art!

As of July 1, 2023, the Museum of Photographic Arts and The San Diego Museum of Art have merged to become one unified institution. The Museum of Photographic Arts is now the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA).

MOPA@SDMA remains a pay-what-you wish museum open Thursdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you soon!