The documentary film The Barefoot Artist, directed by Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub, will be screened at Arcadia University on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium, Murphy Hall. A panel discussion featuring Lily Yeh of Barefoot Artists will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
The screening is a part of the film series “Social Transformation through the Arts: Healing and Peace Building, Locally and Globally,” which is hosted by Arcadia’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program. The series highlights films that show how the arts can promote hope, inspiration, and connection in conflict-affected areas.
About The Barefoot Artist
Artist Lily Yeh’s organization the Barefoot Artists brings the transformative power of visual arts to the most impoverished communities in the world, developing projects in collaboration with individuals and agencies on the ground. The film The Barefoot Artist explores two sides of global Yeh, as she uses the arts as a tool for community building and personal transformation in Philadelphia and around the world. Fueled by the belief that art is a human right and artists can promote profound global change, Yeh’s work harnesses the power of art, image making, and narrative stories to move and educate people. The documentary’s recent inaugural screening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art drew a packed house.