“A Little Wisdom” Documentary Screening and Q&A
Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Event hosted by: School of Visual Arts
As part of After School Special: The 2019 School of Visual Arts Alumni Film & Animation Festival, we are pleased to present a screening of the award-winning documentary A Little Wisdom (2017), followed by a Q&A with director/producer Yuqi Kang, co-cinematographer Paola Ochoa, and co-producer/co-cinematographer Amitabh Joshi, all graduates of SVA’s MFA Social Documentary program. The film will be preceded by the TED-Ed short film What Does It Mean to Be a Refugee? by SVA alumna Biljana Labovic (BFA 2001 Animation). The Q&A will be moderated by current student Adam Evans (MFA 2020 Social Documentary Film).
Synopsis: See the world through the eyes of five-year-old Tibetan novice monk Hopakuli and share in his joys and sorrows as he endures the rigors of monastic life. A Little Wisdom endeavors to tell a story of children who find happiness through a simple life and the power of imagination.
A Little Wisdom is not rated by the MPAA, and some material may be inappropriate for children under the age of 12. Children under the age of 5 may not be admitted.
…. And come early to enjoy augmented and virtual reality and music video experiences in the lobby.
All After School Special festival screenings are free and open to the public. General Admission RSVPs via Eventbrite are appreciated, but not necessary, and do not guarantee admittance. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to each screening.
If you would like to attend this event, but require assistive devices and/or accommodations, please email [email protected] or call 212-592-2980 at least one week prior.
A limited amount of free popcorn, water, and snacks (sponsored by Brew Dr. Kombucha and Soylent) will be offered at select screenings. Otherwise, concessions are not available for purchase at SVA Theatre. Guests are welcome to bring food and drink. Glass bottles and alcohol are not permitted.
Please contact [email protected] with questions. Guests subject to change.