Book Reading: Beauty for Congo and (In)Visible Cities
Book Reading: Beauty for Congo
Author Pauline Etim-Ubah will discuss her forthcoming book, which profiles 20 new and emerging Congolese artists, highlighting issues of violence against women, media, and public engagement.
This film follows the journey of Beatrice while she searches for her African roots through around (In)Visible Cities the world: undervalued neighborhoods that she discovers to be very different from the images of poverty and danger they are usually connected with. There she finds answers to her questions through the stories of migrants and second generations like her.
Post-screening Discussion with filmmakers Gianpaolo Bucci & Beatrice Ngalula Kabutakapua.
Congo in Harlem is an annual series of films, artwork, panel discussions, and special events focused on the history, politics, and culture of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The goal of the series is to deepen our communities understand of DR Congo through art and dialogue. Congo in Harlem is more than just movies and discussions -- it's an opportunity to discover Congo's culture, learn about it's challenges, and get involved. This series is non-profit and volunteer-run, produced by True Walker Production, Friends of the Congo and the Maysles Documentary Center. It is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Community Council.
For more information visit: www.congoinharlem.org
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027