WRAPture: The Film, Director’s Cut Screening
Because of Covid-19, we will not be having an in-person film screening on March 31 but instead we will do the event on zoom. Please signup for this event and we will send you the link for a watch party on March 31. You can watch the first draft from the comfort of your home and we will have an online q&a afterwarks. Zoom link https://us04web.zoom.us/j/550440803 meeting id: 550440803
We are going to reschedule the in-person event to June or July — please stay tuned.
Please join us for the preview of the art documentary, “WRAPture: A Public Art Project.” The screening of the director’s cut will be followed by audience feedback and a reception. The film documents a seven-month-long public art project about climate change that takes us from Anacostia DC to a remote island in Bangladesh. WRAPture, led by Bangladeshi-American artist and climate activist Monica Jahan Bose, creates 65 saris on the theme of climate change with over 300 people from DC and Bangladesh and wraps them on five buildings in Anacostia. The diverse participants in Washington DC are all ages and ethnicities. They discuss and learn about climate change and cover saris with woodblock printing, painting, and writing, in solidarity with coastal women farmers in Bangladesh. During the course of the workshops, several participants write and recite original poetry. A community grows out of the project, feeling empowered to address climate change.
This is a free event but seats are limited so please register now on Eventbrite.
Filmakers: Monica Jahan Bose and Paris Preston
Duration: 44 minutes.
Original score: Sonia Maria
The film and project are funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.