The Ladies of Home [L-R, Lyn Santos, Kristine Brillantes, Sandra Perez & Shenika Hamilton] *Missing Queenie Seguban
The screening last Friday was such a great turn out, there was Bucc N Flvr, Halo Halo, My mentor Lenny, my family and friends all in attendance. Many came to me after the film to express their inspiration and aspirations after watching the film. We also hosted a discussion about how to translate our experiences into Art using our stories.
Days following the release of “Home” I’ve received emails and messages from old friends and colleagues expressing their gratitude for representation; presenting dancers of different ethnicities enabling young parents to show their children people like them. I also caught news that the film was shown as part of the curriculum at Seven Generations Reserve for Indigenous Youth. The youth not only enjoyed the film but they also wrote journal entries expressing their thoughts and feelings after watching the film.
“Home” is going places that I never could have ever imagined. After this week I’ve come to learn that not only is
“Home” a beacon of hope for young immigrants/ people of color but also a conversation starter in the classroom.
What’s next for “Home” is the VIBE ARTS “A-Show” on June 23rd. The “A- Show” is an art exhibit/showcase presenting all the VIBE ARTS Grant Recipients. “Home” will be in attendance and I am cooking up something creative to share “Home” to the public. The A-Show is open to the public and I will be posting information here regarding location time and place.
With “Home” completed I intend to continue “Home by Lyn Rose” and beginning next week I will share with you all what “Home” means to me.
2017-06-07T00:58:16+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Response to Home