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Hoen & Co Lithograph Building

inFusion Film Festival and Exhibition

HEAR US NOW?!?! inFusion Film Festival and Exhibition Curated by Allison Duggan, Gerad Forte, and Sarah McCann Film Festival: May 7, 2022 10am-5pm Art Exhibition Opening: May 7, 2022 2pm-3:30pm Art Exhibition On View: May 7 - June 3, 2022 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm HOEN & CO LITHOGRAPH BUILDING

inFusion Film Festival and Exhibition

Time & Location

May 07, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hoen & Co Lithograph Building, 2101 E Biddle St, Baltimore, MD 21213, USA

About the Event

The Hear Us Now!?! inFusion Film Festival is focused on Baltimore, social justice, and the

effects of Covid-19. The festival and exhibition is a follow up to the 2019 festival Are We Loud

Enough? and showcases Baltimore artists, filmmakers, and artwork that is related to the

struggle for justice, equity, and transformation needed in our communities now. Topics

addressed include:

● What is life like in your Baltimore neighborhood?

● What do you love about your community?

● Who are the people and places that make where you live a special place?

● What are the challenges people in your community face?

● How has our society’s history of oppression and violence impacted where you live?

● How has Covid-19 impacted any of the above?

May 7 is the film festival, a FREE full day event that will include films, DJs, food, an art activity,

art exhibition, and tours of Outlook OVFX Animation Studio.  The film screenings will begin at

10am and run throughout the day, a full schedule will be announced on www.fusiongroup.org.

The culminating feature length film Dis-placia: Vacants in the Village by Jewel Guy and Fight

Blight Bmore exposes what blight is, how it came into being, what must be done to address it

and how the community is doing its part to solve the problem.

This festival is presented by the inFusion Community Grants Program, and Video Lab. The

event is hosted by Morgan CARES and the Center For Neighborhood Innovation in partnership

with Fusion Partnerships, Inc. Funding for this event is supported by The Annie E Casey

Foundation and the Baltimore Community Foundation.

Artists featured in the visual arts exhibition include: Zizwe Allette, Daisy Brown, Tatiana C., Roy

Crosse, Eager Quilters, Kali Hinton, how-weLL, Tiffany Jones, Shamarah Jones, Shariah,

Jones, Zoe Nowoslawski, Hannah Nowoslawski, Caroline Rice, Student artists from Access Art

program at Commodore John Rodgers, Ali Thomas, and Wide Angle Youth Media.

inFusion Community Grants is a resident led, resident driven, and resident approved

community grounded grants program. The impetus for this program was the displacement of

nearly 700 families from their homes in East Baltimore to make way for the building of an

88-acre technology park. inFusion Community Grants Program collaborates with residents in the

following neighborhoods: C.A.R.E., McElderry Park, and Middle East (all bordering Johns

Hopkins Hospital) to restore long term residential power through participatory grantmaking and

supporting grassroots initiatives.

Video Lab Baltimore is an initiative of Baltimore United Viewfinders, a youth driven leadership

organization that uses the digital arts to tell participants’ stories about themselves and their

homes in and around the Middle East neighborhood.

Morgan CARES (Community Aligned Research solutions) is the community engagement core

of The Center for Urban Health Disparities Research & Innovation at Morgan State University.

Our primary focus is to foster collaborative academic and community partnerships through

community-based participatory research. The Morgan CARES community center, located at the

historical Hoen & Co Lithography building, is a collaborative space where our network can

participate in community events, seminars, workshops, training and more.

Center for Neighborhood Innovation/Hoen & Co is a collaborative workspace for

mission-driven organizations based out of East Baltimore. By providing access to tailored

facilities, shared resources, and interdisciplinary conversations, the CNI offers an environment

where members can grow and collaborate with community stakeholders.

Image: Tiffany Jones, Nancy’s Vibe (02).

Schedule


  • 10 minutes

    Film Festival


  • 6 hours

    Art Exhibition Opening

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