Visionaries and African Services present Harlem Nights 2

Thanks to all that came out a few weeks ago.  Our second collaboration between Visionaries and African Services Committee featured was part of our “Works in Progress” series.  We featured excerpts from two films in the works.








June Cross and Lisa Desai’s presented Public Health, Private Pain, a documentary following the lives of rural African-American women infected with HIV in the American South.

Lisa Desai and Jennifer Samuel in discussion








Mike Brown presented an excerpt from his first feature, 25 to Life, about how one man’s AIDS diagnosis can affect an entire family and community.







Thanks to Valerie Caesar, DJ El Pete for lending their skills and Petra Richterova and Katja Heinemann for their photographs!  Check out our FB page for more pics!


Harlem Nights featuring Joshua Bee Alafia and Barron Claiborne

Our first Visionaries event on January 18, 2012 was a great success!

We partnered with African Services Committee, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and self-sufficiency of the African community in New York City and beyond.  They have a beautiful space uptown in Harlem.

We gathered a lovely crowd to show documentary film and photography from Joshua Bee Alafia and Barron Claiborne‘s collaboration ”Fashioning Peace in Kenya”.



Harlem Nights Crowd

You can check out more photos by Russell Frederick on our Visionaries facebook page.





Barron Claiborne and Joshua Bee Alafia









The organizers - Marissa Jackson, Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel & Chitra Aiyar