What is The Seventh Art Stand?
The Seventh Art Stand is a nation-wide series of film screenings and discussions. An act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia, the Stand will take place in May 2017, with over 30 locations in 18 states confirmed.
Representatives of the film and literary world have come together to support the initiative. Some of the many supporters include Evgeny Afineevsky, Laurie Anderson, Ramin Bahrani, Amir Bar-Lev, Charles Baxter, Joe Berlinger, John Beug, Jon Bowermaster, Nick Broomfield, Steve Buscemi, Jonathan Demme, Nick Flynn, Bart Freundlich, Sacha Gervasi, Keith Gordon, Rachel Griffin, Paul Haggis, Woody Harrelson, Mary Harron, William Horberg, Azazel Jacobs, Dan Janvey, Barbara Kopple, Neil LaBute, Jonathan Lethem, Ron Mann, Natalie Merchant, Ricky Moody, Brett Morgan, Louis Psihoyos, Alysia Reiner, Richard Russo, Erin Sax, Tanya Selvaratnam, Mark Slouka, Robert Stone, John Turturro, John Walsh and Debra Winger among many others.
Who is helping coordinate The Seventh ART STAND?
Vivian Hua is a writer, filmmaker, and activist who is fascinated by synthesizing divergent styles, groups, and schools of thought. This can be found throughout her work, which unifies her interest in the metaphysical with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. After more than a decade of splitting her time between Editor-in-Chief of an arts and music publication called REDEFINE and working as a designer and writer for numerous non-profit organizations, Hua expands upon her artistic and activist career with her latest narrative short film, Searching Skies. Her work can be seen here.