The Barefoot Artist (2013), 95 minutes
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This lyrical and emotionally moving documentary explores the methods and motivations of artist Lily Yeh and her revolutionary work. It documents the two sides of her life: her international ventures mending the broken and helping to heal weakened spirits in Philadelphia, Africa, China, and India as well as a personal journey to repair her fractured family. This film shows Yeh working with children in a challenged North Philadelphia community, with survivors in the post-genocide villages of Rwanda, and with drug-addicted youths along the garbage dumps of shantytowns on the outskirts of Nairobi. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Yeh and filmmakers Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub. The Wednesday Night film series is supported by the Dean and Zoë Pappas Family Foundation.