THE ARTIST ODYSSEY PRESENTS: From Haarlem to Harlem
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.
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
Purchase tickets here