A New Color: A Great-Grandmother's Art Speaks to Social Injustice on DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE
An exploration of the life and passions of artist, educator, activist and great-grandmother Edythe 'Edy' Boone
LOS ANGELES, December 18, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Scientology Network’s DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE, the weekly series providing a platform for independent filmmakers to air films on important social, cultural and environmental issues, presents A New Color, a beautiful portrait of a renowned muralist that examines her use of art to bridge cultural differences, premiering Dec. 21, 2018.
DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network.
The travels and conversations of artist, educator, activist and great-grandmother Edythe “Edy” Boone were filmed by documentarian Marlene “Mo” Morris in an exploration of the artist’s life and passions.
Boone is perhaps best known for her participation in the creation of the famous anti-colonialist, multicultural mural of mythical women, MaestraPeace, on the Women’s Building in her hometown of San Francisco. Boone has painted joyful and provocative murals that explore music, the AIDS epidemic, poverty, racial discrimination and inequality. She teaches art to youth and seniors, discussing social issues wherever she goes.
ABOUT MARLENE “MO” MORRIS
Marlene “Mo” Morris is an Independent filmmaker and social justice activist. As a first-time documentary director, Morris captured Edy Boone in action and her reflections on nearly eight decades of social justice work pursued through her art. Prior to this film, Morris had a career as a mediator and immigration attorney. Morris has worked as a producer for nonprofit and educational videos on topics ranging from ecology, domestic abuse, Jewish choral music and restorative justice.
This deeply personal film has been warmly received by critics who called A New Color “beautifully crafted.” The emotionally rich film is “empowering and full of strong minority women being generous and proud,” wrote one Boston critic and a Berkeley critic described the film as “a vehicle to discuss inequality and racial justice.”
ABOUT DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE
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DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE debuts films weekly from award-winning independent filmmakers whose goal is to improve society by raising awareness of social, cultural and environmental issues.
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