Mustapha Khan AB '84 Film Screening of "Song For Our People" at Duke Ellington
All are welcome to attend the film screening and post-screening discussion at no charge. Sponsorships and tickets to the pre-screening reception and activated tour are available.
Film Trailer available HERE.
6:00 PM | Reception & Activated Tour ($50 for Harvard Club members and their guests; $75 for non-members)
7:00 PM | Film Screening (General Admission - FREE)
8:00 PM | Post-Screening Discussion with Mustapha Khan and Artists & Musicians from the Film (General Admission - FREE)
Donations to support Duke Ellington School of the Arts suggested
A group of activist-musicians and artists convene one day in a recording studio in Brooklyn to create a new anthem to honor their ancestors who lived their lives enslaved. An intimate look inside the magic of collaborative musical creation, and inside the soul of a new kind of Black consciousness movement emerging in America today.
Mustapha Khan is an Emmy Award-winning American director of inspiring narrative, documentary and television films.
Biography of Mustapha Khan:
Mustapha Khan is an Emmy Award-winning American director of inspiring narrative, documentary and television films. His credits include: Rocksteady, a coming-of-age action movie about a small town stock car racer; House on Fire, an award-winning documentary about the AIDS epidemic in Black America; twenty years of original films and specials for Sesame Street and other children’s television shows; and his breakthrough film Reflections of a Native Son, which is on permanent display at the American Museum of Television and Radio. Mustapha Khan is a graduate of Harvard University and a member of the Directors Guild of America.
"My work is about embracing humanity" says Khan. "Whether I'm shooting a movie or a commercial, kids or adults, muppets or manatees, celebrities or everyday people -- my job is to illuminate what's beautiful inside of us all."
For Our People...because the revolution will need a soundtrack.
This event is presented as a part of the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative. Founded by Ellington alumnus Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms is a platform for greater participation in the arts and in civil society.
@35th&R is a dynamic and interactive series designed to engage the community around important topics related to the influence of the arts on the contemporary landscape. Designed to evoke and sustain important conversations about the arts, education, and culture, all proceeds of @35th&R events support the programming and initiatives of Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
Proud sponsors for this event include:
The Ellington Fund
Harvard Club of Washington, DC
Gustavo Bessalel & Amena Ali
Kevin Avery & Bryonie Byers
Ari Fitzgerald & Maria Carmona
To register for the film screening, sponsor this event, or donate to Duke Ellington, please click HERE.
General Admission (FREE) - Starts at 7 pm
Reception and Activated Tour Ticket ($50 for Harvard Club members and their guests; $75 for non-members) - Starts at 6 pm
Includes pre-reception, activated tour, film screening, and post-screening discussion with Mustapha Khan and artists & musicians from the film.
Event Sponsor ($500)