The AFI World Peace Initiative, a multicultural festival featuring art, fashion and film from around the world, is celebrating its fifth year in The Hamptons - promoting global unity and world peace. The festival takes place in the backdrop of historic Long Island communities, Sag Harbor and East Hampton, where the commandeered slave ship, La Amistad, was anchored in 1839, and where African Americans bought summer homes in the 1930’s and 40’s and built prominent upscale communities that exist to this day.
“The main goal of the AFI World Peace Initiative is to provoke dialogue and for individuals to learn about other cultures. Promoting and expressing peace through select art forms provides a unique and entertaining platform,”said Princess Angelique Monet, Founder and Executive Director of the Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative and Sag Harbor resident. “Stories like Hayti must be told as we move forward with integrity and the intent of preservation of our past.”
The screening of The Lessons of Hayti will take place at 1:30 pm at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY. “We are excited about the buzz that our doc has created within Black communities across the country and look forward to showcasing the film in a section of The Hamptons that boasts such a rich history of African American growth and development,”
The Lessons of Hayti will be also screened at Tim Reid’s 2013 Legacy Media Institute International Film Festival in Norfolk, VA on Saturday, November 9th, and is scheduled for network television syndication during Black History Month 2014, reaching more than 75% of USA households.
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For more information about the AFI World Peace Initiative, please visit http://afiworldpeaceinitiative.org