A Ship from Guantanamo
Dara Kell & Veena Rao | US | 6
Moath al Alwi has nearly 20 years behind bars at Guantanamo but has never been charged with a crime. Several years ago, in order to pass the endless hours, he started making intricate model ships from whatever materials he could find - shampoo bottles, sponges, and old t-shirts. Through his work, Moath shows how deeply creative expression and survival are intertwined.
Lamar Bailey Karamañites, Pascale Boucicaut & David Felix Sutcliffe | US, Panama | 28
In 1980, Gloria Karamañites made history by becoming the first Black woman to be crowned Miss Panama. Through her story, the film explores race, national identity, and the effects of a white standard of beauty in a country that is largely Afro-descendant. Courtesy of Topic.
Spiritual First Aid
Jordan Vesey, Vicente Cueto & Emily Packer | US | 12
Suicide plagues the everyday labor of transit workers in the New York City subway system, whose emotional and spiritual needs are often lost in the shuffle.
Erica Campbell (as one-half of the dynamic gospel duo Mary Mary) has recorded seven albums, won four GRAMMYS®, sold millions of records, starred in her own TV show, and helped expand the reach of contemporary gospel music by incorporating elements of soul music, hip hop, funk and jazz to their sound. She has also carved out a career as a solo artist, with two solo LPs and her own GRAMMY®—for her debut album Help — as well as her nationally syndicated radio show “Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell”. Campbell brings her ministering to SummerStage, armed with years of experience connecting.
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Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage in Central Park
Rumsey Playfield (accessible via the 5th Avenue and 69th Street entrance to Central Park)