Celebrate Women and Mothers in Animation with Isis Storm and MergingArts

6 May


Join Isis Storm co-founders, Kalyana Champlain and Reza Clifton, to celebrate Women and Mothers in Animation on Sunday, May 8 – Mother’s Day. 

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Sunday, May 8th, Mother’s Day, MergingArts presents the “mother” of all animation festivals, the third annual Womanimation! at Providence Inner City Arts’ Roots Cafe on 276 Westminster Street, Providence, RI.

A celebration of women in animation, this year’s edition features several acclaimed animated short film stories created by women around the world, integrated with sets of music from women locally and globally: mother/daughter Swedish folk music duo Astrid Drew, spoken word poetry and hip hop by 5th Elament and DJ Reza Wreckage of the RI women’s art collective, ISIS Storm, and soundscapes and global grooves spun by DJ Madame B.

The international film program (for ages 16 and up) includes:

Anita Killi’s Angry Man from Norway, using a completely hand-made animation approach to envision a son, a mother, and his escape world from abuse.

Delphine Renard and Delphine Cousin’s Aral, a 2D animation based on the true story of a fishing village where the sea recedes and disappears.

Jiamin Lu’s If We Meet from the UK, a stop motion animation showing connections in the stages of a life from daughter to mother to grandmother.

Florentine Grelier’s Ru from France, a mix of paint, cut-outs and 2D, about sexual fusion and the effects beyond its discovery.

Ying-Fang Shen’s The White Snake, from Taiwan, using cut-outs and 2D, a re-telling of a folk tale about a young man who encounters two snakes in the disguised form of seductive women.

The event runs from 2:00 pm through 6:00 pm on Mother’s Day. Grab a bite and a cocktail at the new Roots Cafe, followed by unique film and musical cultural excursions! Tickets at $7 and $5 for 2 or more people.

MergingArts Productions produces a variety of cultural events and radio programming related to music and visual arts and reaches out to communities both locally and globally.

The aim of Roots Café, run by the nonprofit organization, Providence Inner City Arts, is to bring diverse people together to provoke thought, inspire hope, and create broad community understanding.

For more information, visit http://www.mergingarts.org or http://www.rootscafeprovidence.com or contact Toni Pennacchia at MergingArts Productions at 401-359-2576 or tonip@mergingartsproductions.com.

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