San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
4pm-6pm: Film Screening “TAKING ROOT: THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI” a feature documentary by Lisa Merton & Alan Dater about the activist who went on to become the first environmentalist and also the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (2004). More about the film here: http://www.greenbeltmovement.org/wangari-maathai/taking-root-documentary . Plus talk by Kooj Chuhan exploring Climate Justice, including post-film discussion chaired by poet-activist Sai Murray.
Then, after a short break there will be the following evening event (to be booked with a separate ticket):
7pm: LIVE MULTIMEDIA AND MUSIC PERFORMANCE, by Leon Patel, Holly Prest and Kooj Chuhan interacting live with the installation and reflecting the themes of carnival and environmental justice. The host for the evening is the poet and activist Sai Murray, plus a guided tour of the enviro-art installation "Chamada From Chico Mendes", interviews incl questions and answers aboutthe work and a live link with Brazilian environmentalists. Free food included! .
These are the opening events for the project "Chamada From Chico Mendes", an enviro-carnival art installation and exhibition by artist Kooj Chuhan in partnership with Global Grooves - full details at www.metaceptive.net/chamada .
DIRECTIONS (don't use the google map or satnav, it may cause problems): Travel up Micklehurst Road, over several speed bumps, past Micklehurst primary school on your left until you reach 'Berendsen textiles / laundry' (formerly 'Sunlight Textiles') on your right hand side. Take your next right turn (opposite Marle Avenue on the left) and we are in the building directly ahead. At busy times you may wish to park on a local side road.
NOTE: For the WORKSHOP on 11th March 7-9.30pm: ‘Using Digital Media Techniques with Stories and Performance’ - learn and create with digital artist Kooj Chuhan and musician Holly Prest; use VJ software, spoken words and live drumming.
- please register separately at:
Kooj (Kuljit) Chuhan is a digital media artist and film-maker who has exhibited across the UK and internationally. His recent focus on climate justice is playfully partnered here with Global Grooves www.globalgrooves.org , a leading North-West carnival arts organisation fast gaining an international profile.
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Metaceptive projects + media
Metaceptive Projects and Media develops film, digital art, documentary, social justice, environment, diversity and cultural collaboration led by Kooj Chuhan - artist and director of projects.
Kooj (Kuljit) Chuhan is a digital media artist and film-maker who has exhibited across the UK and internationally.