Saturday, October 20th at 12:00 noon
Join producer and director Saaret Yoseph as she screens never-before-seen footage from The Red Line D.C. Project (2012). This two-part documentary series on graffiti art along the Red line Metro presents a community dialogue about what happens when public space, public art and public transit collide.
Red Line D.C. is a thought-provoking documentary project about illegal art and public space. Is Washington’s metro graffiti nothing more than “visual litter” or a cause for conversation in transit? With the Red line as our backdrop, a fifteen minute ride across seven metro stops demonstrates a city’s struggle with visibility and power. Buffed walls become political, and random names serve as statements of rebellion. Using interviews with graffiti writers, metro riders, D.C. arts organizations and city officials, we explore the impact of graffiti and the changing aesthetics of the city.
After a rough cut screening of both films, a Q&A with the filmmaker Saaret Yoseph will open discussion to the documentary’s production, progress and underlying issues, including identity, art, appropriation and open space economics in gentrifying Northeast D.C..
*Suggested Donation: $10 to support filmmaker, Saaret Yoseph, and BloomBars. Please join us in support of this local filmmaker and native Washingtonian.
Speaker Bio: Saaret Yoseph is a recent graduate student of the Communication, Culture, and Technology program at Georgetown University. She has written extensively for TheRoot.com, covering issues of global identity, intra-racial divides, pop culture pigeonholing and the rocky, tech-enhanced terrain of Generation Y.
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