Sankofa Film Series: Portraits Of A Revolutionary Artist

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Sankofa Film Series: Portraits Of A Revolutionary Artist

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The University of Michigan Detroit Center continues the fourth annual Sankofa Film Series with a screening that features the revolutionary artist, Ibn Pori Pitts. The film, “Portraits of a Revolutionary Artist” begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 13 and includes free admission, parking and light refreshments. “Portraits of a Revolutionary Artist” traces the development of the artist – from his days as a student at Cass Tech High to his mature years as a prolific multi-media artist. As a leader among 20th century artists of the African diaspora, the film also highlights Pitts as a philosopher of aesthetics and addresses the political struggles of the artist. Following the film screening, a brief discussion will be facilitated by Charles Ferrell, the founder of the Liberation Film Series (LFS) and producer/director of “Portraits of a Revolutionary Artist.” For more information about this event, please contact the Detroit Center: (313) 593-3584 or detroitcenter@umich.edu Raz Baaba Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts is one of America’s most inspirational revolutionary artists and activists. A Detroit native born in 1941, he was a prominent force in the Black Labor Movement of the 1960s. Pitts, a founding member and former President of the Michigan chapter of the National Conference of Artists, has been voted Metro Times Artist of the Year. He has also been an Artist in Residence for the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

By: University of Michigan Detroit Center

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