AHFES at Cultural Institutions
Presented by: Cintia Cabib
In celebration of Women’s History Month, filmmaker Cintia Cabib will screen and discuss her new documentary, Kindred Spirits: Artists Hilda Wilkinson Brown and Lilian Thomas Burwell. The film explores the lives and work of two accomplished but unsung African-American artists and educators – both native Washingtonians – and their special bond as aunt and niece. Throughout this exploration of their art and careers, a third portrait emerges: that of a segregated Washington, D.C. where, denied the same access and opportunities as their white colleagues, black artists seized educational opportunities, became prominent faculty members of African-American schools, and established their own venues to exhibit and publish their work.
Time: 10:00 AM
Length: 90 Minutes
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts
Grades: 11th, 12th
Location: Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20015.
Ticket Capacity: 133