Spirit Africa: Film & Art Fest
Join for an afternoon of films, a pop-up show of children's art, and an artist talk and workshop with Ugandan sculptor Ugandan sculptor Dr. Lilian Nabulime.
The film festival centers around Nelson Mandela and different facets of this legend's life. Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom (147 minutes) spans Mandela’s life over seventy years, from his childhood in a rural village, his 27 years in jail, through his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Invictus (134 minutes) is the story of Mandela joining forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team, Francois Pienaar, to help unite their country. Winnie Mandela (107 minutes) starrs Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard, and is an epic story of love, sacrifice and courage. In conjunction with Nelson Mandela: Madiba - Photographs of a Legend.
Schedule of events
Student Pop Up Show - Noon to 4
Check out ceramic sculptures and wood carving art pieces created through Dr. Lilian Nabulume's art workshops with students from Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts. Fresh Start at Living Classroom and MICA.
Art workshop - 1 to 4 pm
Celebrate the continent of Africa by creating a beaded African pendant necklace with artists Sallah Jenkins and Nicole Fall.
Artist Talk with Ugandan sculptor Dr. Lilian Nabulime - 2:30 pm
Dr. Lilian Nabulime ‘s woodcarving and other artworks deal with the topic of HIV/AIDS. She has worked with women in England and Uganda, as well as young people, around this topic. She has exhibited her work around the world including Norway, Scotland, and Kenya as well as in the US. She has been a fellow of the Vermont Studio Center. Her current residency is sponsored by Mind-Art-Power Projects in Baltimore.
Nelson Mandela Films:
Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom (147 minutes) - Noon
Invictus (134 minutes) - 1:30 pm
Winnie Mandela (107 minutes) - 3:30 pm
$1 special admission as part of Dollar Day Weekend. Other events over Dollar Day Weekend
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