Thursday, October 15th, 2020 at 7pm EST
Register here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ulrick-fundraising-event
Join director Tatiana Bacchus, DP Stephanie Malson, and Cécile Accilien, Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, for an evening of art and history to benefit the completion of this timely and necessary documentary.
Before Black Lives Matter and the Civil Rights Movement, there was the Haitian Revolution! Artist Ulrick Jean-Pierre is a twoubadou (troubadour) and guardian of history who has been tirelessly depicting Haiti’s story on canvas as the first country to lead a successful slave revolt and the first free black nation. Ulrick’s paintings also connect Haiti to the United States and especially New Orleans.
The film ULRICK excavates a history that has been left out of textbooks and mainstream narratives about the foundation of America. Haitian master painter, Ulrick Jean-Pierre, is a guardian of history and a beautiful human being. This film explores his life, his work and examines how an artist of his caliber could go virtually unknown by the majority of mainstream art communities. Through his paintings of Haitian and American heroes and significant historical events, Ulrick preserves a history that otherwise might be lost. Ulrick’s ability to channel his ancestors and pour his soul onto the canvas, with exacting detail and visceral impact over the last forty years, has elevated him to be one of the most important, prolific, and culturally significant Haitian artists.
This important work needs you! Please join us and help get the film ULRICK over the finish line! We have many fantastic surprise giveaways to encourage your generosity and help us get the word out.