Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Iris Rising: From Harlem to Haiti

The Iris Photo Collective Visual Lab will host their final “Speaker Series” for the year from “Harlem to Haiti” a presentation of film, fundraising, music and dialogue. As part of the finale of a very successful 10-week outreach program, IPC will be screening Haitian-American filmmaker, Rachelle Salnave-Gardner’s film 'Harlem’s Mart 125: The American Dream,' a documentary about the gentrification of Harlem. Part of the proceeds will be going towards the funding of her new film project about the Haitian experience called 'La Belle Vie: The Good Life.'

About IPC Visual Speaker Series:
Iris Photo Collective Visual Lab is a partnership among Iris Foundation, Iris Photo Collective, and the Little Haiti Cultural Center. A ten-week program that explores storytelling in the classical vain of photojournalism, its main target audiences are both children and adults who are engaged and interested in enhancing their knowledge of the visual language of photojournalism. Through collaborative exercises, discussions, critiques, and lectures, students will develop the skills necessary to reveal a strong photographic narrative using their own visual voice. The Speaker Series is a semi-monthly discussion of Industry professional's and visionaries that share their experiences as a means of mentorship and inspiration to the students.

Rachelle Salnave-Gardner
A Harlem native of Haitian decent, who graduated from Hunter College while attaining a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Film Production, Salnave-Gardner created two films, "Unforgiven Sins" and "Mistijah" while she attended the University of Miami. "Unforgiven" was chosen out of thirty undergraduate projects as part of the selection of works to participate in the University of Miami Film Festival.

IPC Visual Lab Please join IPC Visual Lab in celebrating and acknowledging the work of Rachelle Salnave, the Hatian-American filmmaker. See her latest documentary 'Harlem's Mart 125: The American Dream. Get to be the first to get a sneak peek of her upcoming film 'La Belle Vie: The Good Life', a documentary about the Haitian experience. Cocktails will be served 6pm - 6:45pm, screening and Q&A 7pm-9:00pm. A suggested $15 donation is deeply appreciated. This event is part of a fundraiser to complete the film 'La Belle Vie: The Good Life. It is an evening of good intelligent conversation, music, and film. So don't miss it. Please RSVP by emailing See you there.

Watch on Youtube a promo regarding Rachelle Salnave-Gardner's Miami appearance at this link.

For more information, please contact:
Rachelle Salnave-Gardner
Soulfood Films, LLC


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