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The Barefoot Artist

USA | 2014 | English | 83 Minutes

The Barefoot Artist chronicles the long and colorful life of Lily Yeh, an artist who has committed herself to creating community-based art projects in some of the world's most troubled areas.

Beginning with the creation of an unprecedented sculpture garden in the projects of North Philly that became known as "The Village of Arts and Humanities," the film also shows Yeh working in various far-flung locations, such as Kenya and Rwanda, where she teaches survivors of war and calamity to make murals and build sculptures drawn from their own experience. Working with Yeh on these projects, they are able to regain hope, a sense of purpose, and a belief that life can be about creation as well as destruction.

"There is much healing in "The Barefoot Artist," Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub's fascinating documentary portrait of the artist Lily Yeh." – Andy Webster, New York Times

"A poignant documentary about the transformative power of art." – Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times

Official Selection
☆ Carmel Art and Film Festival 2014
☆ United Nations Association Film Festival 2014
☆ Louisville International Film Festival 2014
☆ Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival 2014
☆ Environmental Film Festival in the Nations Capital 2014

Director/Producer: Glenn Holsten/Daniel Traub
Editor: Ann Tegnell
Director of Photography: Daniel Traub
Composer: Michael Aharon

US and Canada
Film Movement |  237 West 35th Street, Suite 604, New York, NY 10001

Europe and Asia
Poorhouse International | Heike Connolly, General Manager |  58 Broadwick Street, London W1F 7AL Tel. +44 (0)20 74368663 |

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