Join us for the NYC premiere screening of The Story of Everything, produced and directed by Engaging the Senses Foundation, a multimedia film on climate justice, illuminating the intersection between science, the environment, the arts, poetry and mindfulness, starring Hawai’i’s first Poet Laureate, Kealoha who will introduce the film on Friday, October 20, 2023 at the CUNY Graduate Center. Free and open to all, there will be food and refreshments provided.
The Story of Everything is an entertaining and educational film that aims to bring indigenous knowledge and perspective to how arts and creativity can work together with science and activism to address climate issues. Kealoha is an internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller, performing throughout the world and teaching poetry in workshops across the nation, including at the Punahou School. An introduction to the film will be made by Kealoha at the special event, making this event an excellent opportunity to be connected with him and the creative team behind the film.
Kealoha draws upon the talents of supremely accomplished, indigenous artist Kau‘i Kanaka‘ole, master of the ‘aiha‘a style of hula and oli; Grammy-nominated ukulele virtuoso and composer Taimane; Quadraphonix, a Hawai‘i-based freeform world beat band; aerial dancers Jamie Nakama and Jory Horn; the hip-hop artistry of Jonathan Clarke Sypert; and the contemporary art of Solomon Enos, whose extraordinary work is exhibited internationally.
“The Story of Everything deepens our cross-cultural understanding, reveals our shared universal humanity and educates us about our responsibility to each other and Island Earth. These times call for the power of poetry and the arts to raise our collective consciousness and actions around the world’s climate crisis,” said Mona Abadir, Chief Executive Officer of Engaging the Senses Foundation and Executive Producer/Producer of The Story of Everything.
This screening is a part of Islands and Rivers: Poetry and the Art of the Possible in the Age of Climate Change, a programming series that brings environmental justice framework to creative, humanistic practices.
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