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2019 International Human Rights Art Festival
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 3:00PM
195 East 3rd Street
Between Ave A & B
F train to 2nd Ave, 24 hour parking garage located on Essex (Ave A) just south of Houston
DECEMBER 9-15, 2019
The International Human Rights Art Festival signature event is a week-long series of advocacy art and performances at the intersection of art, spirit and society. As the Sufis say: "Words spoken from the mouth never get past the ears; but words spoken from the heart, enter the heart." Our 100+ artists presenting 40 individual performance events are speaking loudly and clearly from their hearts!
General Admission: $20
The theater is wheelchair-accessible.
Festival Week Pass: $50
Click Here for full week schedule
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 3:00 PM
FILM LAB (FILM AND TALKBACK)
Film Lab, Mirror/Mirror Mirror/Mirror is a sitcom pilot, created by Jennifer Betit Yen and produced by the Film Lab, that uses comedy to address the very real and very pervasive gender bias women, and particularly women of color, endure every day in the workplace. The screening will be followed by a talkback with a panel of cast, crew and experts in the field on gender bias in the post #MeToo world - how far we've come (or haven't) and what we can proactively do to address implicit and explicit gender bias in ourselves and others.
Jennifer Betit Yen is an actor, writer and producer. New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio proclaimed May 9, 2019, "Jennifer Betit Yen Day" in honor of her acting and activism work. A graduate of Cornell University, Jennifer is the President of the Film Lab (www.film-lab.org), a non-profit promoting diversity in the arts. She created the IWATTAU ("Immigrants: We Are Them. They Are Us") project, through which New Yorkers from all walks of life shared their hopes and fears about immigration on a multi-media platform to create a non-polarizing, constructive dialogue. She is a staunch animal welfare advocate and, in her spare time, she boxes and enjoys fine vegan dining with her husband and running with her beloved rescue mutt.
The Film Lab is a 501c3 not for profit that has been working to promote and support ethnic and gender diversity in entertainment media since 1998. AAFL TV, the Film Lab’s production arm, creates original narrative content that is (gasp!) socially conscious. Mirror/Mirror is an example of AAFL TV entertainment that uses comedy as a means of addressing serious social issues ranging from gender bias in the workplace to xenophobia on the street.