Film: Tomorrow We Will See
+ virtual chat w/ director Soraya Umewaka
7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013
Lower Level Auditorium
Tomorrow We Will See offers a window into Lebanon’s flourishing creative culture through the perspective of 10 Lebanese artists. A rock band's thought-provoking lyrics, a poet's description of time shrinking, an architect's experimental manipulation of space, and a painter's reflections on his choice of colors, reveal the process by which the featured artists transform ideas, sketches, spaces into vibrant and dynamic works of art.
A common trait that unites the artists is their talent of using art as a tool for transcending sectarian divisions and encouraging freedom of thought. Through their own artistic expressions, they have overcome decades of social and political instability and the uncertainties of what tomorrow may bring.
Tomorrow We Will See premiered at the 2012 National Geographic All Roads Film Festival and was awarded the jury prize of 2012 Deutsche Bank Creative Award for outreach funds, as part of the Bader Young Entrepreneurs Program. Click HERE to watch trailer.
(2012; 70 min.; Arabic and English w/ English subtitles)
Director Soraya Umewaka will chat w/ the audience via Skype from Japan immediately after the screening.
|Tickets $10, available online and at the door
Partial proceeds go to the nonprofit Syria Relief and Development charity
Director Soraya Umewaka is of Japanese-Lebanese descent, born in Tokyo; a graduate of Comparative Politics from Princeton University (2006) and a Noh actress (traditional Japanese theatre) who has performed at the National Noh Theatre since the age of three. Through a lifetime of Noh training, she has attuned her observations of the nuances, symbolism and subtleties of expression found in the arts. She interweaves personal portraits with an overarching theme, highlighting stories of humanity, creativity and perseverance. Umewaka has directed several films and television programs. In 2010, she was awarded The Prize of International School on Mind, Brain and Education at the Ettore Majorana Foundation for Scientific Culture in Erice, Italy.
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