The National Museum of Mexican Art invites the public to a virtual screening of the award-winning animated short ‘Color of Tomorrow’ as part of its Storytellers 4 Unity Film Forum.
Guests will also participate in a virtual discussion about the film with the Film Director and Storyline Author, Michelle M. Collins; Artist Sam Kirk; Illinois State Representative Theresa Mah, and Cesario Moreno, Chief Curator of the Museum.
‘Color of Tomorrow’ an animated short film about unity in the face of racial and LGBTQ discrimination and civil unrest during COVID-19 pandemic. The four-minute animated short was created by Michelle M. Collins, an Asian American entrepreneur and founder of A Non-Agency (who wrote the film’s storyline, directed and produced it), and Sam Kirk, a bi-racial, queer artist who grew up on the South Side of Chicago (who illustrated the film). Both creators have experienced discrimination firsthand and attribute their respective successes to their diverse upbringing, resilient character, and belief in unity.
The film seeks to shape how storytelling without words can achieve a color of unity. Specifically, how might a different storytelling approach achieve emotional intelligence, empathy and sympathy without adult prejudices? Without words, stories allow adults and children the space to think, observe, perceive and formulate opinions which provoke curiosity, dialogue and emotional responses.
When: March 25, 2021, 2 pm CST and 5 pm CST
Where: Virtual screening
Reserve your spot for the virtual film forum today and obtain tickets, here: This is a free event.